Hits-of-Code Badges

This API offers badges for the Hits-of-Code metric for your repositories. This metric was proposed by Yegor Bugayenko as an alternative to Lines-of-Code.

Instead of counting the number of existing lines in a codebase, the number of modified lines is counted. That way, the metric can only grow and never shrink. While this metric still cannot give any information about the code quality, it gives an overview about the amount of work put into a codebase.

There is a command-line tool to calculate the HoC of a repository, but some people might want a nice badge to put in their README, that's why I implemented this API. Currently the API can be used for GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket repositories. Just put the following code in your README:

[![Hits-of-Code](https://hitsofcode.com/<service>/<user>/<repo>)](https://hitsofcode.com/view/<service>/<user>/<repo>)

where <service> is one of github, gitlab or bitbucket. So the following Markdown

[![Hits-of-Code](https://hitsofcode.com/github/vbrandl/hoc)](https://hitsofcode.com/view/github/vbrandl/hoc)

would render this badge:

example badge

You can also request the HoC as JSON by appending /json to the request path. This will return a JSON object with three fields: count (the HoC value), commits (the number of commits) and head (the commit ref of HEAD). Requesting https://hitsofcode.com/github/vbrandl/hoc/json might return something along the lines of

{
    "head": "1f01c3b964b018fb0c0c2c5b572bf4ace2968546",
    "count": 8324,
    "commits": 223
}

Badge Generator

Source Code

The whole service is licensed under the MIT license and the source code can be found on GitHub. Feature proposals or pull requests are welcome.

Contact

You can reach me via mail: mail+hoc@vbrandl.net preferably using my GPG key (from a keyserver), or by using any other UID from my key.