idea-markdown is written mostly in Java.
Across all Java projects on Ohloh, 32% of all source code lines are comments. For idea-markdown, this figure is 58%.
This very impressive number of comments puts idea-markdown among the top 10% of all Java projects on Ohloh.
A high number of comments might indicate that the code is well-documented and organized, and could be a sign of a helpful and disciplined development team.
The first lines of source code were added to idea-markdown in February, 2011. If this young project has had recent activity, then it likely has passed its critical early start-up period, and has become established. The project still may be rapidly changing, innovative and exciting, and finding its focus.
As this project matures, a longer source control history in conjunction with recent activity might indicate that the project has enough merit to hold contributors interest for a long time. It might indicate a mature and relatively bug-free code base, and can be a sign of an organized, dedicated development team.
Note: The source code for idea-markdown might actually be older than the source control history can reveal. Many new projects begin by incorporating a large amount of source code from existing, older projects. You might be able to tell whether this is the case by looking for a rapid rise in the amount of code early in the project's history.
Over the past twelve months, 2 developers contributed new code to idea-markdown, making this a relatively small project team.
For this measurement, Ohloh considers only recent changes to the code. Over the entire history of the project, 3 developers have contributed.
Over the last twelve months, idea-markdown has seen a substantial decrease in development activity. This could mean many things. It may be a warning sign that interest in this project is waning, or it may indicate a maturing code base that requires fewer fixes and changes. It is also possible that development on this project has moved to a new source control repository somewhere else.
Ohloh makes this determination by comparing the total number of commits made by all developers during the most recent twelve months with the same figure for the prior twelve months. The number of developers and total lines of code are not considered.