Web IDE North Star Metric
North Star Metric
North Star metric of the Web IDE is: Number of Commits
The Web IDE currently has a variety of outcomes, but most of these outcomes have Commits as part of that activity. Some of the supporting metrics include:
- Number of Merge Requests Created: This is an important measure of a possible outcome and something that is highly valuable to the Web IDE
- Live Preview Sessions: This is an important measure of a particular feature of the Web IDE, but doesn't convey overall value of the Web IDE.
As the Web IDE feature set continues to expand, commits may not be an accurate reflection of value in the Web IDE. This may mean things like code review or other non-contributing workflows become important. At that time it will be important to shift the NSM to Web IDE sessions so that we're appropriately accounting for all types of activity.