State of the Dev Union


Vanity metrics? Might be, but having a quick overview of the numbers of your repositories sometimes helps us to keep our feet on the ground. Besides that, software development is inherently complex and this complexity increases with the numbers. Frederick Brooks already pointed out in No Silver Bullet -Essence and Accident in Software Engineering (1996) “From the complexity comes the difficulty of communication among team members, which leads to product flaws” and “Software entities are more complex for their size than perhaps any other human construct”. So, numbers matter in software, and we want to make yours visible throughout your organization.

This gadget displays the number of developers involved in your repositories, the number of repositories they work on and the PRs merged (we are adding more interesting metrics, stay tuned).


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