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πŸ“’ #4 VSCode Extension Stats Tool πŸƒ

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VSCode Marketplace Extension Stats tool anyone with nodejs installed can run πŸƒ to get periodic Installs & Downloads counts for Visual Studio family of products extensions.

I created this simple script tool to capture vscode extension statistics for
DataPreview 🈸 & help me evaluate & analyze extension performance & foot πŸ‘£ traffic in Visual Studio marketplace since Microsoft doesn't provide a proper dashboard for extension authors yet :)

Note: You can use it for any of your own VS extensions || see how popular other extensions are in VS marketplace.

Install

$ git clone https://github.com/RandomFractals/vscode-marketplace-ext-stats
$ cd vscode-marketplace-ext-stats

Note: nodejs v10.16.0 || higher required! No other modules or libs needed :) Thus, no package.json atm.

Run

$ cd tools
$ node vscode-marketplace-stats <extensionName>

where <extensionName> is the Unique Identifier from Visual Studio Marketplace, i.e. itemName param from VS marketplace url :)

Examples

Get GitLens VSCode etension stats:

tools>node vscode-marketplace-stats eamodio.gitlens

Get Live Share Visual Studio extension stats:

tools>node vscode-marketplace-stats MS-vsliveshare.vsls-vs

Sample Output

from our DataPreview 🈸 vscode ext. marketplace stats run:

DateTime, Installs, Downloads, Version
2019-07-18T08:00:00, 5637, 28067, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T08:10:00, 5639, 28070, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T08:20:00, 5642, 28073, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T08:30:00, 5644, 28075, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T08:40:00, 5644, 28079, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T08:50:00, 5648, 28084, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T09:30:00, 5654, 28092, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T09:40:00, 5656, 28096, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T09:50:00, 5656, 28097, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:00:00, 5657, 28098, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:10:00, 5657, 28099, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:20:00, 5658, 28101, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:30:00, 5661, 28107, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:40:00, 5663, 28110, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T10:50:00, 5665, 28112, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:00:00, 5666, 28113, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:10:00, 5666, 28114, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:20:00, 5669, 28118, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:30:00, 5670, 28119, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:40:00, 5670, 28121, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T11:50:00, 5670, 28123, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:00:00, 5671, 28126, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:10:00, 5671, 28127, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:20:00, 5671, 28127, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:30:00, 5674, 28130, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:40:00, 5675, 28131, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T12:50:00, 5678, 28135, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:00:00, 5678, 28137, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:10:00, 5679, 28138, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:20:00, 5679, 28139, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:30:00, 5681, 28141, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:40:00, 5682, 28142, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T13:50:00, 5683, 28144, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T14:00:00, 5684, 28145, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T14:10:00, 5685, 28146, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T14:20:00, 5686, 28148, v1.26.0
2019-07-18T14:30:00, 5687, 28150, v1.26.0
...

Data Preview Plot Example

You can use my Data Preview 🈸 extension to plot this CSV data :)

Data Preview

VSMarketplace Badges

If you are looking for vscode marketplace stats badges, they are here:

https://github.com/cssho/VSMarketplaceBadge

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