GitHub Rising Stars April 2021

Finally, I have some time to cover one of my ideas I wanted to cover for quite a long time. Today I want to present a new topic which is GitHub Rising Stars – Java, and Rust repositories which collected the highest number of stars on Github. The number of stars there is not absolute, but relative showing stars grow for the last month in comparison with the total number of stars for the particular repository.

All information collected from GitHub trending page on the May 2.

Java


Signal-Server

Total stars: 6629Last month stars: 784Growth: 12%

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server

About the project: server supporting the Signal Private Messenger applications on Android, Desktop, and iOS.


Soul

Total stars: 3962Last month stars: 317Growth: 8%

https://github.com/dromara/shenyu

About the project: high-performance Java API Gateway.


Apache DolphinScheduler 

Total stars: 5713Last month stars: 456Growth: 8%

https://github.com/apache/dolphinscheduler

About the project: Apache DolphinScheduler is a distributed and extensible workflow scheduler platform with powerful DAG visual interfaces, dedicated to solving complex job dependencies in the data pipeline and providing various types of jobs available “out of the box”.


Apache Pulsar

Total stars: 7878Last month stars: 352Growth: 4%

https://github.com/apache/pulsar

About the project: Apache Pulsar – distributed pub-sub messaging system.


Apache Hudi

Total stars: 83Last month stars: 1898Growth: 4%

https://github.com/apache/hudi

About the project: Apache Hudi stands for Hadoop Upserts Deletes and Incrementals. Hudi manages the storage of large analytical datasets on DFS (Cloud stores, HDFS or any Hadoop FileSystem compatible storage).


Dependency-Check

Total stars: 3002Last month stars: 131Growth: 4%

https://github.com/jeremylong/DependencyCheck

About the project: OWASP dependency-check is a software composition analysis utility that detects publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in application dependencies.

Rust


dnspeep

Total stars: 861Last month stars: 630Growth: 73%

https://github.com/jvns/dnspeep

About the project: spy on the DNS queries your computer is making.


RustDesk | Your Remote Desktop Software

Total stars: 1305Last month stars: 873Growth: 67%

https://github.com/rustdesk/rustdesk

About the project: open-source remote desktop client software, written in Rust. Works out of the box, no configuration required.


OpenEthereum

Total stars: 756Last month stars: 415Growth: 55%

https://github.com/openethereum/openethereum

About the project: the fast, light, and robust client for the Ethereum mainnet.


Solana Program Library

Total stars: 165Last month stars: 71Growth: 43%

https://github.com/solana-labs/solana-program-library

About the project: The Solana Program Library (SPL) is a collection of on-chain programs targeting the Sealevel parallel runtime. These programs are tested against Solana’s implementation of Sealevel, solana-runtime, and deployed to its mainnet.


Neovide

Total stars: 3750Last month stars: 1500Growth: 40%

https://github.com/Kethku/neovide

About the project: simple graphical user interface for Neovim. Where possible there are some graphical improvements, but it should act functionally like the terminal UI.


Datafuse

Total stars: 527Last month stars: 166Growth: 31%

https://github.com/datafuselabs/datafuse

About the project: Real-Time Data Processing & Analytics DBMS with Cloud-Native Architecture written in Rust, inspired by ClickHouse and powered by arrow-rs, built to make it easy to power the Data Cloud.


MobileCoin

Total stars: 527Last month stars: 166Growth: 31%

https://github.com/mobilecoinfoundation/mobilecoin

About the project: private payments for mobile devices.


Ockam

Total stars: 746Last month stars: 230Growth: 31%

https://github.com/ockam-network/ockam

About the project: tools for mutual authentication and end-to-end encrypted messaging between distributed applications.

Observations

  • if there is no mistake the Rust project popularity growth is really impressive.
  • from growing Java repositories big amount include Apache projects what is no surprise.
  • from growing Rust repositories big amount related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
  • I found interesting Dependency-Check and Neovide projects definitely worth to try.

I’m going to post this kind of articles every month if you are interested feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Title image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay.

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