Well, you don't necessarily have to read this post to figure out the most starred projects on Github. You can easily do it by searching
stars:>5000 on Github. Actually, I recommend you do that! I am writing this to quickly summarise the top 20 projects and help you discover it, just in case you missed them.
As a side note, I am making this list just to track which project gets where in a year or so.
Free Programming Books (104K)
More books than you can read in a lifetime!
It is an open source software library by Google created for tasks with heavy numerical computations. It has found phenomenal support and use in Machine Learning & Deep Neural Networks.
An awesome curated list of awesome lists. The good thing about this list is quality!
It works best on macOS and Linux and apart of its utility, has one of the best Readme files! To paraphrase:
Oh My Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration. Sounds boring. Let's try again. Oh My Zsh will not make you a 10x developer...but you might feel like one.
A massive collection of useful
.gitignore templates. If you are a developer using Git, you will love it!
React Native (62.7K)
React is a library... and React Native is a framework that you can use for building native apps with React.
Coding Interview University (60.8K)
A complete computer science study plan to become a software engineer.
AngularJS (the original Angular, i.e.) was HTML enhanced for web apps. Backed by Google, it is a complete front-end framework and is a vital component of the much famous MEAN stack. Its latest avatar is just Angular (no JS this time) and is advertised as One Framework for Mobile & Desktop (35K stars on Github).
Not all heroes wear masks. Linus Torvalds is one such hero. His vision of an open sourced Operating System changed the world. Interestingly, he created Git too way back in 2005 for development of the Linux Kernel. Imagine the world without his contributions.
He is well known to [speak his mind out], and might be politically incorrect at times, but what the heck!
The internet's most popular icon toolkit. You can find around 1000 icons in the free version!
The best cross-browser library of CSS animations on the internet. Simple to use, and as effective as it can get. Play with the animations and pick the one that you like for your next project.
Way before Angular, React and other JS libraries ruled the internet, jQuery was the king. Still useful in various use-cases and powerful as ever.
- Curated Lists are very helpful, and well curated lists tend to get extremely famous. IMHO, it is better to contribute to these lists than creating your own.
freeCodeCamphas 3 times more stars than the runner up (Bootstrap).
Team freeCodeCamp, you rock! More power to you!!!
- There are only 19 projects with more than 50K stars as of today (20th Apr, 2018)!
- TensorFlow 1.0.0 was released on 15th Feb, 2017. It has gained massive traction. Google has used it for search, image tagging and what not. There is no reason why you shouldn't explore it.
- Front-end frameworks like React, Vue & Angular continue to be extremely famous and you can't go wrong with any of them.
- Electron Apps are one of the best choices to build cross platform desktop apps.
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