DevCreek is your repository for storing, analyzing and sharing project metrics. As a DevCreek user, you will have varying degrees of involvement with the system, depending on the project.
At the simplest level, as a project Friend or Member, you can monitor project progress, receive notifications, or view metrics and analytics in real-time. A bit more involvement is required as a project Contributor. Here, you can submit metrics data to an established project either online with a web browser, or with Tools that plug-in to the open DevCreek Metrics API's. At the highest level of involvement, you can become a project Administrator, where you set-up core project information and define other DevCreek users as Contributors or Members.
As a DevCreek user, you can assume any or all of these roles on different projects. Below are the four simple steps required to have you up and running in no time.
For you to be invited to participate in projects, submit data, or manage projects as an Administrator, you need to be authenticated as a valid DevCreek user. Registering is free, and we take your right to Privacy very seriously.
To sign up for DevCreek, simply click on the Register link, and follow the directions. We use email addresses as unique user identifiers to make it easy to invite others to your project.
Once you are registered, you can become a Friend or Member of another project with no further effort. Feel free to skip to Step 4!
2. Add a Project
Once you have registered, you can set up your own project as an Administrator. Click on the My DevCreek link and you will be presented with your personal DevCreek homepage.
Please note, Open projects are free to administer. For Walled projects, as a project Administrator, you will be charged $200 per project per year as a data storage fee after a 60 day trial. For more information, please see the DevCreek Premium section.
Once you have a project defined, you can Invite other DevCreek users to participate in your project as a Member or Contributor.
3. Start Submitting Data
After you have set up a project, or once you have been invited to participate in a project as a Contributor, you can now start to submit metrics data to DevCreek for storage and analysis.
There are lots of different project metrics, and DevCreek will be adding support for different types of metrics over time. For an up-to-date list of the types and formats of data accepted by DevCreek, and the tools available to submit them, please click on the Metrics link.
To submit data, you generally have three options; submit online via a browser, use a tool that submits data to the DevCreek metrics API, or, for technical users, write a tool that submits data to DevCreek's public API's. The Metrics link details the API's and the tools available for a Contributor to submit metrics data to DevCreek.
4. Monitor and Analyze
For Open projects that you are curious about, simply go to the main Scoreboard and feel free to browse and drill down on the metrics of interest to you. If you are interested in the project and want to keep tabs on it, go to your My DevCreek homepage, and add it to your list of projects. This will register you as a Friend of the project. For Projects that you have been invited to participate in, you have the option of accepting or declining. For those projects you accept, your My DevCreek homepage will show your list of projects. Use this personalized Scoreboard as the starting point for monitoring and analyzing projects.