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re: Should the Quality of GitHub Projects Be Evaluated by Their Star Count? VIEW POST

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re: Especially since there was a bit about how recruiters look at stars. The vast majority of devs that have hobby githubs aren't going to be doing it ...
 

Most programmers don't have any (or any non-trivial) code in public, so it is a big bonus to see a programmer with a popular repository.

If nothing else, it's an indicator that the programmer...

  • identified a useful problem to solve, and solved it
  • identified a better way to solve a problem, and solved it
  • cared enough about a problem to solve it, communicate about it, and maintain a professional repo (readme, issues)
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