10 Fastest-Growing Open Source Projects On GitHub You Can Contribute To

According to the State of the Octoverse report by GitHub, the community of GitHub found trends in the growth of projects related to various topics such as machine learning, gaming, 3D printing, home automation, data analysis, full-stack JavaScript development, and scientific programming. The information on this article has been cited from the original documentation and the sources are also cited inside.

In this article, we list down the 10 fastest-growing open source projects on GitHub.

1| Azure-Docs

The platform has seen 4.7 times growth within one year. Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform for building, testing, deploying and managing applications through Microsoft-managed data centres. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS)and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

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2| Pytorch

PyTorch is a Python package which provides two high-level features, one is Tensor computation (like NumPy) with strong GPU acceleration and the other is deep neural networks built on a tape-based autograd system. This package provides Tensors which can live either on the CPU or the GPU  and accelerates the computation by a huge amount. It is designed to be intuitive, linear in thought and easy to use.

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3| Godot

Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel. It is completely free and open source under the MIT license.  

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4| Nuxt.js

Nuxt.js is the Vue.js meta-framework to create complex, fast and universal web applications quickly. It basically presets all the configuration needed to make your development of a Vue.js application pleasant. With Server Side Rendered, also called “universal” or “isomorphic” mode, a Node.js server will be used to deliver HTML based on your Vue components to the client instead of the pure javascript.  

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5| Go-Ethereum

Ethereum is a decentralised platform that runs smart contracts, applications that run exactly as programmed without possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference. Go Ethereum is one of the three original implementations (along with C++ and Python) of the Ethereum protocol. It is written in Go, fully open source and licensed under the GNU LGPL v3. It is available either as a standalone client called Geth that you can install on pretty much any operating system or as a library that you can embed in your Go, Android or iOS projects.

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6| React-Native-Navigation

React-native-navigation is a native navigation library which provides native platform navigation for both iOS and Android for React Native applications. This library provides a way to build mobile applications with the React framework.

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7| Spyder

Scientific Python Development Environment (Spyder) is a powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts. It offers a unique combination of the advanced editing, analysis, debugging, and profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with the data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and beautiful visualization capabilities of a scientific package. It can also be used as a PyQt5 extension library, allowing you to build upon its functionality and embed its components, such as the interactive console, in your own software.

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8| TensorFlow-Models

TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art in ML and developers easily build and deploy ML powered applications. The TensorFlow Models repo in GitHub contains a number of different models implemented in Tensorflow.

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9| Home-Assistant

Home Assistant is a home automation platform running on Python 3. It is an open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. It is able to track and control all devices at home and offer a platform for automating control. The system is built using a modular approach so support for other devices or actions can be implemented easily.

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10| Marlin

Marlin is the world’s most popular open source firmware for Replicating Rapid Prototyper (RepRap) machines, commonly referred to as “3D printers.” Marlin Firmware is highly efficient, running even on modest 16MHz embedded AVR processors. It is first created in 2011 for RepRap and Ultimaker by Erik van der Zalm. It is an open source project hosted on GitHub and is owned and maintained by the maker community.

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Ambika Choudhury
A Technical Journalist who loves writing about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. A lover of music, writing and learning something out of the box.

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