NuGet Trends holds historical data of NuGet packages download numbers. It's a useful tool for package maintainers to see the download rate of their packages and also for people interested in packages popularity over time. The database has the complete nuget.org catalog which include target framework information. That means that there's a lot more features we can add, like TFM adoption overtime, dependency graphs etc.
Images published at: https://hub.docker.com/u/nugettrends
We want to get a script to bootstrap the development environment but it's not here yet. That means now you'll need to:
docker-compose upto get the services.
- Restore a DB backup to get some data, like the packages and some download number.
- Run Entity Framework migrations to get the database schema in place.
- Run the catalog importer from scratch.
- Run the daily download importer for a few days to get some data in.
- .NET SDK 5
- Docker, Compose (for the dependencies, postgres, rabbitmq)
- Node.js 15.0.1 (might also work with higher versions)
- Yarn (We use Yarn instead of npm)
Run the jobs
The jobs are scheduled to run at an interval. You can browse the dashboard and trigger the jobs on demand though.
One of the jobs is to download the NuGet's catalog. The second is to hit the nuget.org's API and get the current number of downloads for each package and store in the database.
The website is composed by two parts: An Angular SPA and an ASP.NET Core API. The API is at the root of
src/NuGetTrends.Web/ and the SPA is in the
To run it localy:
- Install the SPA dependencies:
yarn install(only the first time)
- Run the SPA:
2. Run the API with
The app can be browsed at:
Note: You might need to see how to install/trust the ASP.NET Core HTTPS development certificates (not required but nice to have)
Database backup for contributors
We host a DB backup with the latest month's download counts. This will help you see some data on and fill the charts when developing. The backup can be grabbed here: https://contrib.nugettrends.com/nuget-trends-contrib.dump and is a compressed postgres database.
You can pull the repo and run
docker-compose up at the root of the project to get the required services.
That will give you an empty postgres database though.
Note to .NET SDK version and global.json
We lock the .NET SDK version via
global.json to have a reference version and avoid surprises during CI.
If you don't have that exact version, usually anything with that major works just fine.
If you just want to quickly build, try just deleting
This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.
- Sentry.io for supporting open source projects like this free of charge.
- JetBrains for providing free licenses for core contributors.
- Project announcement on reddit.