Yesterday I wrote about Continuous code quality measurement with NDepend and TeamCity where I looked at nightly builds that assessed code quality using the very excellent NDepend. These reports are great and it’s easy to configure but you need to make both a dollar investment in the software and an education investment to really understand the metrics and how they relate to code quality.
What’s nice about StatSVN is that it’s free and it doesn’t take a lot of thinking to use it. Rather than analysing your codebase, like NDepend, StatSVN analyses your Subversion repository and reports on how your app has changed over time. In a way, it’s kind of chewing gum for the brain (lots of interesting metrics without a whole lot of substance), but there’s bit of value in understanding more about how your project is structured. And hey, it’s free!