In this short blog, I want to write about git stats which I frequently use to find out a few interesting stats about the team git repository. I normally use Git Quick Stats command-line utility to see Quick stats on the git repository.
Below are the few interesting stats which we can see using Git Quick Stats
You can install this on Mac Os using Homebrew
brew install git-quick-stats
If you are on at least Debian Bullseye or Ubuntu Focal you can use apt for installation
apt install git-quick-stats
You can visit Git Quick Stats to know the installation steps for Windows and Docker.
Below are the few sample metrics which I want to mention in detail:
This metric helps to analyze which day of the week your team members are very much active.
- If the distribution of commits is more or less the same across all weekdays then most probably your team is working uniformly throughout the development sprint.
- If you see that there are significantly more commits one or two days before the release day compared to other days, then it might indicate that developers are waiting till last day of the release to resolve things ;)
This metric helps to analyze what are the most effective hours of the day for your team.
- If the distribution of commits is more or less during your office hours, then it might indicate your team members are utilising the office hours to the best. :)
- If you see that there are significantly more commits during late hours or early morning hours u can easily conclude the most effective working hours of your team mates if they are Night owls or Early birds :)
User1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>: insertions: 81 (12.3%) deletions: 52 (14%) files: 5 (0.5%) commits: 1 (0%) lines changed: 133 (0%) first commit: Sat Apr 11 18:52:36 2020 +0530 last commit: Sat Apr 11 18:52:36 2020 +0530 User2 <email@example.com>: insertions: 4 (0.6%) deletions: 4 (12.10%) files: 4 (0%) commits: 1 (0%) lines changed: 8 (0%) first commit: Mon Jul 27 13:30:39 2020 +0900 last commit: Mon Jul 27 13:30:39 2020 +0900
This metric gives a detailed break up of the following metrics group by author
- No of inserted lines
- No of deleted lines
- No of files changed
- No of commits
- First commit
- Last commit
Visit Git Quick Stats to find out other interesting git stats for your repository.