KPIs for Software Libraries

This week we launched a new detail view for all our software libraries at VersionEye.

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The new view is more clean and shows some important KPIs for software developers on the right side. It shows for example how many days/weeks/months/years ago the selected version of the library was released. If the current version was released 1 year ago it is very likely that the project is not longer maintained any more. And you should use software libraries which are not maintained anymore.

Another KPI is the average release time. If the average release time is less than 1 month and the current version was released less than 1 month ago you can be sure that the project is still active. You can report bugs and change requests and the core committers will reply and help you.

Another KPI which is an indicator for a high quality software library is the number of references. If 10K other artefacts are referencing a software library it is very likely that the project is very good.

I am very interested in feedback to this new detail pages. Let me know what you think.

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