We're always looking for ways to improve our detection methods, and we feel pretty good about the current quality. Well, we felt pretty good until we came across this article on devnet.kentico.com. It's not bad news, we tied for first with two other detectors.
The author, Petr Svihlik, tested ten different CMS detectors on "well-known websites running on almost 20 different CMSes". His tests found that our detection rate, along with the other two top detectors, was 84%. It's a respectable number, but as a perfectionist, I'd like to see it higher and I'd really like to know where our detector missed a CMS.
So, I reached out to Petr, and even though he's out of the office right now, a coworker of his has responded with the assurance that Petr will get back to me. So cross your fingers! Hopefully we'll have some answers to how our detector missed some CMSes and some solid data for improving our algorithms!
Just a quick update here but wanted to mention that everything here at WhatCMS.org is going great.
Traffic to the site has been increasing week after week. We're not only seeing increased live users, we're also seeing significant growth of our API (users and requests). Speaking of the API, we'll be rolling out some additional options, hopefully in the next couple of days.
API development is going fast and we have the initial release ready for users. Check it out for details on how to sign up and query our server.
It looks like it might be time to develop an API for WhatCMS.org. There have been a few request from users and we've been seeing usage grow consistently where we now think an API would be benefit everyone. There's no timeline or details yet so stay tuned for more info.
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