This is just a short, bragging post, to let you know that this site has so far visited by over one million people. Yes, we’ve been online since April 2009 so it has taken me over 7 years to reach this point. Still, I am proud of what we have accomplished. I say “we” because more and more I try to convince people to write here, everybody that has inteesting things to say is welcome, just get in touch.

And the best part is that we keep growing, slowly but steady (now averaging over 1000 visits per day) so I hope it won’t take me another seven years to reach the second million. I do have plenty of ideas to move the site forward and make it THE reference site for software engineering news (as always, with an emphasis on the “engineering” word and a passion for all things modeling-related). Again, I’d love to know your opinions and ideas on how to improve this site, specially if you’re open to help implementing them as well.

In case you’re curiours the 5 largest one-day spykes in the figure correspond to the following posts (in order of importance; for each spyke we only take the most popular day):

  1. In 2008, I bought a book titled “PHP 6”. Six years later, PHP version is still 5.5. August, 28th 2014. 19051 visits
  2. 10 JavaScript libraries to draw your own diagrams April, 5th 2015. 13821 visits. Still one of the most popular posts today.
  3. 101companies: One system – more than 100 alternative software implementations February, 20th 2012. 4010 visits.
  4. 85% of projects in Github have never been forked.March 18th, 2014. 3772 viits. One of the first GitHub mining studies we did. See others.
  5. Reasons for not contributing more to open source projects (poll results). November, 22th 2014. 2892 visits

And beyond this five you have another 1347 posts more to read 🙂

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