Now that 2015 has officially come to an end, we’re proud to present our 2nd Annual year end roundup! 2015 was an amazing year for us as more people got wind of StackShare and shared the tools and services they use. Some quick stats for the year:
This is all thanks to the amazing people who contribute to StackShare regularly and take the time to share not only the tools they use but why and how they use them. So first up, we’d like to recognize the awesome community members who made the most contributions (one-liners, votes, reviews, stacks, and comments) and community members who made the largest impact (most viewed stacks and posts):
Out of the over 20K stacks added this year, here are the Top 10 most popular. We were particularly surprised at this list since we assumed the biggest companies would have the most popular stack profiles, but that didn't turn out to be true for the majority of the top 10:
Methodology: tool/service rankings are based on a score that is a combination of the following weighted values: number of one-liners, number of votes for those one-liners, number of reviews, number of verified stacks a tool/service is included in (highest weight), and number of favorites. The top groups and categories are based on the aggregated sum of the score of the tools and services in each group or category.
This year we decided to also create separate lists for hosted and open source software (OSS) in order to make it easier to see what's been most popular. For open source tools that are offered as hosted services (e.g. Sentry), we've classified them as hosted services.
We also decided to break out top new tools and services into a separate ranking to make a distinction between tools and services that already existed vs ones that were released/added this year. Open source tools dominated the new list, with very few new hosted services ranking amongst the most popular. React, Docker, and open source Slack alternatives all had multiple tools in the top 50 pointing to the growing popularity of all of these tools and their respective ecosystems- we suspect this will continue in 2016.