Developer (or Github) activity aims to show a project’s investment in coding manpower over time.
Dev Activity graph for Santiment, last 3 months
Santiment measures dev activity differently than most.
Most data aggregators track the number of Github commits, an unfortunate solution that often returns skewed data.
Santiment custom-built a more reliable approach – tracking the number of Github events that each project generates. This method dramatically improves both accuracy and serviceability of Github data.
If you want to learn more about the difference - and the benefits of Santiment’s bespoke approach - we highly suggest this piece by Valentin, Santiment’s CTO.
At a bare minimum, Dev Activity is a strong indicator of the project’s invested effort and dedication over time. An elevated Dev Activity can also give clues to a possible upcoming announcement or feature release, and may warrant keeping a close eye on the project in the near future.