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Makerwork 006 includes a universal tool to evaluate, discover and compare software projects on GitHub

Hey Makers! πŸ‘‹

Welcome to Digest 006 of the newsletter. Our featured maker, Alexey, is the author of a universal tool to evaluate and discover alternatives and compare software projects on GitHub. πŸ†

By the end of 2017, over 25 million project repositories were hosted on GitHub and we all know that the number is counting. With so many options out there, it’s hard to decide which one is best for you.

Given there are competing tools, it is important not merely to find the appropriate software, but have a metric for judging its usefulness. Indeed, GitHub statistics (counts of stars, watches and forks) were highly correlated with each other, but were distinct from other metrics.

Metrics such as downloads, usage, releases etc may necessarily indicate the software usefulness. Alexey has never seen a tool that could compare GitHub repositories side by side with a broad range of data and statistics.

We suggest that Moiva should be used as an objective addition in measuring the utility of software, while Alexey’s goal is to make it really useful for as many developers as possible, make it popular, and present it in a nice and elegant way. ⭐️

If you like to know about the maker, I interviewed Alexey of Moiva in this week's roundup of makers for makers. This week's issue also includes an an open source ticket management system Peppermint and an open source alternative to Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and similar audio spaces Jam.


The Makerwork newsletter includes interviews with makers featured in the email sharing their insights about open-source, their product, blog and work.

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