In this study, we have explored some of the key metrics that users look at in a GitHub repository.
207 users participated among which 139 users are active open-source contributors, 57 are looking to hire developers and 28 are not developers.
- People looking to hire developers mainly look at commit history and readme
- A small section of developers dive into the codebase directly without looking at the documentation
- Readme and stars are the first information that most users notice
Which of the following metrics matter to you?
Options given: stars, forks, contributors, commits, watchers, readme, commit history, code
What do you look at to get a better understanding of codebase?
Options given: commit history, current master branch, pull requests, issues, documentation