Visualize repos on github.
The extension adds a "Codeflower" tab to the navigation bar on github. When you click on the tab, you'll see the repository, visualized as a d3 force-directed graph. The inner nodes in the graph correspond to the directories in the repository, and the outer (colored) nodes correspond to the files. The size of the outer nodes is proportional to the number of lines of code in the file, and the color of the outer nodes indicates what language the file is written in. If you hover on the visualization, you can see the folder and file names, as well as the number of lines of code in each folder or file. Hovering on the table will highlight the files in the language you're hovering on. And you can use the "folder" dropdown to focus on subfolders within the repo.
- (2020-04-08) Juro Oravec: Very useful for gaining insight into project structure, reviewing whether the structure is suitable and finding suggestions for refactoring and restructuring. Example: Rendered one of the projects I worked on with CodeFlower, discovered that in frontend components there was one file which was X times larger than the rest, and realised that the file actually harboured multiple functionalities and should be most likely split into individual components. Note, however, that since CodeFlower uses D3, there's a limit to what it can render. Small- and mid-sized projects are fine. But, rendering died when I tried to use it on TypeScript repo (which has 1.20 GB at the time of writing this).
- (2017-11-10) David Johnson: Codeflower is probably the coolest way to look at data from GitHub! https://github.com