Check out the Eclipse project dashboard

March 30, 2009 | 2 min Read

EclipseCon was quite a blast, lots of amazing talks, some very engaging keynotes and loads of interesting people to meet. One of the neat things about having everyone in one place is that the communication distances are so much shorter. While the internet has revolutionized the way we think about global communication, oftentimes it still doesn’t beat ad-hoc face-to-face conversations. So there was a lot to learn from just listening in on conversations (maybe that’s the secret of twitter) or throwing a question into a room full of highly intelligent people from various backgrounds.

One of these things I learned about was the Eclipse Project Dashboard. This neat little website shows tables and diagrams of all the stuff that is happening in the Eclipse repositories. I have to admit that I am a sucker for diagrams (a common affliction I assume), so this a really great way to get a high-level overview of the ongoing development activities, showing which projects or companies are “hot”, which committers are involved in what projects and a whole bunch of other stuff. And if you want to do some other analysis, there is even RESTful access to the raw data.

The eclipse webmasters have really put a lot of effort into this site, and it’s a shame that it isn’t advertised more. I am sure that it might be interesting for other people as well. So have a look at and see what juicy factoids you can mine.