This guest post is written by Alexander Kuznetsov, co-founder of StiltSoft. Alexander has seven years of experience as a software developer, including five years in developing add-ons for Atlassian platforms. He’s also the runner-up of 2012 Codegeist, Atlassian’s add-on development competition, for the add-on he built called, “Awesome Graphs for Stash.”
We at StiltSoft, Atlassian verified vendor and expert, create add-ons for various Atlassian applications. Our team is always eager to provide developers with the handy tools they need so they can focus more on the important stuff, deliver on their work commitments with fewer efforts and enjoy the process at the same time.
One of our products is Awesome Graphs for Stash. It provides graphs and charts to visualize the contribution statistics in Git repositories, evaluate a team’s performance and get useful data for planning and analysis.
We have watched Bitbucket evolve at a rapid pace and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to make Awesome Graphs available in the cloud. We were very excited when he heard about Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket. The Atlassian Connect framework made it possible to build the add-on and make Awesome Graphs available for 3 million developers on Bitbucket.
Awesome Graphs for Bitbucket
Our goal currently is to make the graphs and charts of Awesome Graphs for Stash available in Bitbucket so that Bitbucket developers can visualize the statistics of their repositories, keep track of what the contributors have done, get analytical data for running retrospectives and plan their future work while making informed decisions.
It is always very inspiring to watch your projects evolve by checking graphs from time to time. You can track your progress, see the work that has been done and feel accomplished.
We released the first version of Awesome Graphs for Bitbucket in June with Commits and Punchcard. That’s only the beginning and more graphs are coming in the next couple of months.
Why should you use Awesome Graphs?
The Commits tab shows the number of commits made over the last year grouped by week on a given repository. The interactive scatter chart below the bar chart displays detailed daily commits for the week selected on the bar chart. This allows you to get a summarized history of each repository and understand when most of the work was done.
The Punchcard tab helps you figure out which hours of the week have been the most productive for your team by showing commit frequency on each day of the week and time starting from the first commit in the repository. This helps you plan your day’s activities so that you are not distracted and completely focused during the most productive hours. Most importantly, you can use the insights to improve the performance and efficiency of your team.
Wanna see it in action?
You can try Awesome Graphs for Bitbucket by installing the add-on from the Find new add-ons section of Bitbucket. You can start using it as soon as the installation is completed. Navigate to the Graphs section on the left-hand sidebar to view commits and punchcard graphs of the current repository.