New data on open source: Reinventing the wheel every day

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New data from the open source reveals the story of a simple javascript function. One line of code was re-invented over 100 times and duplicated over 1,000 times across GitHub’s top 10,000 repositories. This is only a symptom of a much deeper problem. Imagine every time you wanted to drive a car, you had to build new wheels. People would probably still be riding horses to work. Elegant, some might say, but a terrible waste of time and effort. New data shows this is exactly what is happening in 2017. If you are a developer, you might be reinventing the smallest of functionalities across...Read More

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