GitHub Rising Stars December 2021

A new 2022 year is already there but we are discussing GitHub Rising Starts December 2021 edition. Let’s go!

Java


ja-netfilter

Total stars: 2768Last month stars: 2107Growth: 76%

https://github.com/ja-netfilter/ja-netfilter

About the project: a javaagent framework.


Lithium (for Fabric)

Total stars: 1294Last month stars: 199Growth: 15%

https://github.com/CaffeineMC/lithium-fabric

About the project: Lithium is a free and open-source Minecraft mod that works to optimize many areas of the game in order to provide better overall performance.


NekoX

Total stars: 1478Last month stars: 227Growth: 15%

https://github.com/NekoX-Dev/NekoX

About the project: NekoX is a free and open-source third-party Telegram client, based on Telegram-FOSS with features added.


SmartTubeNext (STN)

Total stars: 3872Last month stars: 522Growth: 13%

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

About the project: SmartTubeNext is an advanced YouTube app for Android TVs and TV boxes, free & open source.


Paper

Total stars: 5442Last month stars: 549Growth: 10%

https://github.com/PaperMC/Paper

About the project: high-performance Spigot fork that aims to fix gameplay and mechanics inconsistencies.

Rust


snarkOS

Total stars: 825Last month stars: 252Growth: 31%

https://github.com/AleoHQ/snarkOS

About the project: a Decentralized Operating Sysa decentralized operating system for private (zero-knowledge) applications. It forms the backbone of Aleo and enables applications to verify and store the state in a publicly verifiable manner.


Polars

Total stars: 4062Last month stars: 821Growth: 20%

https://github.com/pola-rs/polars

About the project: fast multi-threaded DataFrame library in Rust | Python | Node.js.


Databend

Total stars: 3012Last month stars: 429Growth: 14%

https://github.com/datafuselabs/databend

About the project: an elastic and reliable Serverless Data Warehouse, offers Blazing Fast Query and combines Elasticity, Simplicity, Low cost of the Cloud, built to make the Data Cloud easy.


Wez’s Terminal

Total stars: 3019Last month stars: 425Growth: 14%

https://github.com/wez/wezterm

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


wgpu

Total stars: 3508Last month stars: 387Growth: 11%

https://github.com/gfx-rs/wgpu

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


Helix

Total stars: 5118Last month stars: 563Growth: 11%

https://github.com/helix-editor/helix

About the project: a post-modern modal text editor.

Obversvations

  • Minecraft mods are quite popular on Github, the same we can say about the Telegram clients.
  • Databend project looks pretty interesting and promising for further review.
  • WebGPU itself and wgpu project, in particular, are extremely worth experimenting with them.
  • Helix and Wez terminal are tools I’m going to install and test on my local soon.
  • Surprise, but there are no block-chain related projects at the top of rising starts for December 2021.

Title image by jcx516 from Pixabay.

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GitHub Rising Stars November 2021

A little bit delayed but GitHub trends for November are already there. So, let’s get started!

Java


QuestDB

Total stars: 7396Last month stars: 2296Growth: 31%

https://github.com/questdb/questdb

About the project: QuestDB is a high-performance, open-source SQL database for applications in financial services, IoT, machine learning, DevOps and observability. It includes endpoints for PostgreSQL wire protocol, high-throughput schema-agnostic ingestion using InfluxDB Line Protocol, and a REST API for queries, bulk imports, and exports.


Flink CDC Connectors

Total stars: 1515Last month stars: 286Growth: 19%

https://github.com/ververica/flink-cdc-connectors

About the project: Flink CDC Connectors is a set of source connectors for Apache Flink, ingesting changes from different databases using change data capture (CDC). The Flink CDC Connectors integrates Debezium as the engine to capture data changes. So it can fully leverage the ability of Debezium. 


SmartTubeNext (STN)

Total stars: 3343Last month stars: 414Growth: 12%

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

About the project: SmartTubeNext is an advanced YouTube app for Android TVs and TV boxes, free & open source. 


NekoX

Total stars: 1244Last month stars: 135Growth: 11%

https://github.com/NekoX-Dev/NekoX

About the project: NekoX is a free and open-source third-party Telegram client, based on Telegram-FOSS with features added.

Rust


Anchor

Total stars: 1131Last month stars: 336Growth: 30%

https://github.com/project-serum/anchor

About the project: Anchor is a framework for Solana’s Sealevel runtime providing several convenient developer tools for writing smart contracts.


Chainsaw

Total stars: 997Last month stars: 286Growth: 29%

https://github.com/countercept/chainsaw

About the project: Chainsaw provides a powerful ‘irst-response’ capability to quickly identify threats within Windows event logs. It offers a generic and fast method of searching through event logs for keywords, and by identifying threats using built-in detection logic and via support for Sigma detection rules.


Solana Program Library

Total stars: 1009Last month stars: 184Growth: 18%

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. 


Solana

Total stars: 5866Last month stars: 1018Growth: 17%

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

About the project: Web-Scale Blockchain for fast, secure, scalable, decentralized apps and marketplaces.


Helix

Total stars: 4588Last month stars: 753Growth: 16%

https://github.com/helix-editor/helix

About the project: A post-modern modal text editor.


Moonbeam

Total stars: 494Last month stars: 71Growth: 14%

https://github.com/PureStake/moonbeam

About the project: an Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot.


Polars

Total stars: 3253Last month stars: 361Growth: 11%

https://github.com/pola-rs/polars

About the project: Polars is a blazingly fast DataFrames library implemented in Rust using Apache Arrow Columnar Format as a memory model.

Obversvations

  • QuestDB looks pretty interesting and worth trying.
  • SmartTubeNext is not a first-time included in monthly reports. Must be a decent application.
  • If you think about the creation of your own Telegram client, the NekoX could be a good point for you to start. You can build what you want on top of it or just use this project as an example.
  • If you are interested in smart contracts and the Solana framework, Rust is definitely a programming language you need to take a look at. Rust and Solaba are connected like father and son.
  • Chainsaw project might be interesting to cyber security experts and Windows administrators.
  • Don’t know how to exit the Vim then try Helix editor instead.

Title image by Niklas9416 from Pixabay.

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