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GitHub Rising Stars July 2021

Today we are reviewing Java and Rust repositories on GitHub with the highest number of starts acquired in July month. All information below was collected from GitHub trending page.

Let’s go!



Total stars: 1070Last month stars: 300Growth: 28%

About the project: A new shaders mod for Minecraft intended to be compatible with existing ShadersMod/Optifine shaders.


Total stars: 3357Last month stars: 820Growth: 24%

About the project: A community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana following the licence change in early 2021. We’re looking to sustain (and evolve!) a search and analytics suite for the multitude of businesses who are dependent on the rights granted by the original, Apache v2.0 License.


Total stars: 1275Last month stars: 274Growth: 21%

About the project: A communitPojavLauncher is a Minecraft: Java Edition launcher for Android and iOS based on Boardwalk. This launcher can launch almost all available Minecraft versions (from rd-132211 to 21w08b (1.17) snapshot, including Combat Test versions).

Sodium (for Fabric)

Total stars: 2271Last month stars: 443Growth: 20%

About the project:  Sodium is a free and open-source optimization mod for the Minecraft client that improves frame rates, reduces micro-stutter, and fixes graphical issues in Minecraft.

Starlight (Fabric)

Total stars: 627Last month stars: 109Growth: 17%

About the project:  Fabric mod for completely rewriting the Vanilla light engine.


Total stars: 5032Last month stars: 692Growth: 14%

About the project:  Lightweight static analysis for many languages (17+ languages). Find bug variants with patterns that look like source code.


Total stars: 2413Last month stars: 276Growth: 11%

About the project:  Shopizer is Java open source e-commerce software.


RustDesk Demo

Total stars: 195Last month stars: 84Growth: 43%

About the project:  A working demo of RustDesk server implementation.


Total stars: 973Last month stars: 255Growth: 26%

About the project:  A Modern Real-Time Data Processing & Analytics DBMS with Cloud-Native Architecture, built to make the Data Cloud easy.


Total stars: 2276Last month stars: 203Growth: 9%

About the project:  Safe and portable GPU abstraction in Rust, implementing WebGPU API.


Total stars: 5452Last month stars: 440Growth: 8%

About the project:  Substrate is a next-generation framework for blockchain innovation.


Total stars: 19040Last month stars: 1341Growth: 7%

About the project:  Tauri is a framework for building tiny, blazing fast binaries for all major desktop platforms. Developers can integrate any front-end framework that compiles to HTML, JS and CSS for building their user interface. The backend of the application is a rust-sourced binary with an API that the front-end can interact with.

Wez’s Terminal

Total stars: 2072Last month stars: 139Growth: 7%

About the project:  A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust.

Graph Node

Total stars: 1156Last month stars: 66Growth: 6%

About the project:  Graph Node is an open source Rust implementation that event sources the Ethereum blockchain to deterministically update a data store that can be queried via the GraphQL endpoint.


  • July the same as June was a Minecraft month in Java, there are multiple repositories related to Minecraft included in the report.
  • RustDesk still leading in Rust repositories by month growth and in the current month, this is a different repo with RustDesk demo server. I think the repository will continue gaining starts and we will see it in the August report as well.
  • Rust is extremely popular for blockchain development and if we previously sow in reports Solana-related repositories in the current report there is one more player – Substrate. If you are interested in blockchain technology it is worth checking.
  • I found the WGPU project very promising for the future which is actually implementing WebGPU API in Rust. Who is not familiar with WebGPU standard this is a standard to expose the capabilities of GPU hardware to the Web, which is promising for developing web and mobile multimedia applications and games.
  • One more project I would explicitly mention is TAURI, allowing faster and secure development of cross-platform native applications for web, desktop, and mobile.

Title image by yamabon from Pixabay.

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