For Atlassian’s most recent FedEx, I decided to tackle an issue we’ve had with the old explore page: It wasn’t very useful for finding new projects! We were showing repositories with the most number of commits that month, and that tended to be the same 5 to 10 repositories. What about up and coming projects? What about repos people are talking about elsewhere on the internet?
To that end, I came up with three minor changes:
- Instead of displaying trending repositories for the month by commits, display trending repositories for the week by new followers.
- Allow Bitbucket staff to highlight repositories that might not otherwise show up in the trending list.
- Display recent tweets that link to bitbucket.org (minus automated tweets for new commits).
The end result is a quick, at-a-glance view of what’s happening on Bitbucket and what the community’s currently talking about:
See the new explore page in action on Bitbucket!