GitHub Trends – Mar 2022

Welcome to read GitHub trending projects for Java and Rust programming languages report for March 2022. Lets’ get started.

Java

In March month in the Java category, there are mostly no clear leaders by rising stars, so we will review only the three most visible leaders.

xManager (Spotify)

Total stars: 1483Last month stars: 378Growth: 25%

https://github.com/xManager-v2/xManager-Spotify

About the project: An android application where you can manage and install all versions of the Spotify app.


Azure SDK for Java

Total stars: 1377Last month stars: 159Growth: 12%

https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-java

About the project: This repository is for the active development of the Azure SDK for Java. For consumers of the SDK we recommend visiting our public developer docs or our versioned developer docs.


CDC Connectors for Apache Flink®

Total stars: 2211Last month stars: 239Growth: 11%

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

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

Rust

Lapce

Total stars: 9515Last month stars: 4675Growth: 49%

https://github.com/lapce/lapce

About the project: Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust.


Foundry

Total stars: 2127Last month stars: 457Growth: 21%

https://github.com/foundry-rs/foundry

About the project: Foundry is a blazing fast, portable and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development written in Rust.


Helix

Total stars: 6826Last month stars: 973Growth: 14%

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

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


Meilisearch

Total stars: 25530Last month stars: 3130Growth: 12%

https://github.com/meilisearch/meilisearch

About the project: Meilisearch is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine. Both searching and indexing are highly customizable. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.


The Algorithms – Rust

Total stars: 6631Last month stars: 806Growth: 12%

https://github.com/TheAlgorithms/Rust

About the project: all Algorithms are implemented in Rust.

Observations

  • Java still keeping positions in Android development.
  • Lapce project looks pretty interesting, you can build your own code editor based on it or help this project. And, what is most awesome, all of this you can do using Rust.
  • If we speak about Rust projects one way or another we will definitely mention some projects related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. I think this is pretty good for the Rust popularity and further development.
  • Based on the total stars amount and monthly growth the Meilisearch search engine is definitely worth a close look.
  • Interested in learning Rust the “The Algorithms – Rust” project is what you need to keep in your bookmarks.

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GitHub Trends – Feb 2022

A GitHub trending projects for Java and Rust programming languages report for February 2022 is here. Let’s get started.

Java

Fox’s Magisk Module Manager

Total stars: 487Last month stars: 180Growth: 37%

https://github.com/Fox2Code/FoxMagiskModuleManager

About the project: A module manager for Magisk because the official app dropped support for it.


AndroRAT

Total stars: 642Last month stars: 180Growth: 28%

https://github.com/karma9874/AndroRAT

About the project: AndroRAT is a tool designed to give control of the android system remotely and retrieve information from it. Androrat is a client/server application developed in Java Android for the client-side and the Server is in Python.


OneDev

Total stars: 6860Last month stars: 1847Growth: 27%

https://github.com/theonedev/onedev

About the project: self-hosted Git Server with Kanban and CI/CD.


usbrubberducky-payloads

Total stars: 269Last month stars: 60Growth: 22%

https://github.com/hak5/usbrubberducky-payloads

About the project: This repository contains payloads and extensions for the Hak5 USB Rubber Ducky. Community developed payloads are listed and developers are encouraged to create pull requests to make changes to or submit new payloads.


xManager

Total stars: 1114Last month stars: 199Growth: 18%

https://github.com/xManager-v2/xManager-Spotify

About the project: an Android application where you can manage and install all versions of the spotify app.


LSPosed Framework

Total stars: 3855Last month stars: 436Growth: 11%

https://github.com/LSPosed/LSPosed

About the project: A Riru / Zygisk module trying to provide an ART hooking framework which delivers consistent APIs with the OG Xposed, leveraging LSPlant hooking framework.


NekoX

Total stars: 1766Last month stars: 177Growth: 10%

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

HVM

Total stars: 4085Last month stars: 2702Growth: 66%

https://github.com/Kindelia/HVM

About the project: a massively parallel, optimal functional runtime in Rust.


Metaplex Program Library

Total stars: 171Last month stars: 69Growth: 40%

https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex-program-library

About the project: Metaplex smart contracts and SDK.


slint

Total stars: 3638Last month stars: 713Growth: 20%

https://github.com/slint-ui/slint

About the project: Slint is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++, or JavaScript.


Zellij

Total stars: 5537Last month stars: 933Growth: 17%

https://github.com/zellij-org/zellij

About the project: Zellij is a workspace aimed at developers, ops-oriented people and anyone who loves the terminal. At its core, it is a terminal multiplexer (similar to tmux and screen), but this is merely its infrastructure layer.


The Algorithms – Rust

Total stars: 5824Last month stars: 706Growth: 12%

https://github.com/TheAlgorithms/Rust

About the project: all Algorithms implemented in Rust.


axum

Total stars: 3780Last month stars: 404Growth: 11%

https://github.com/tokio-rs/axum

About the project: ergonomic and modular web framework built with Tokio, Tower, and Hyper.


Tauri

Total stars: 33272Last month stars: 3460Growth: 10%

https://github.com/tauri-apps/tauri

About the project: Tauri is a framework for building tiny, blazingly 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.

Obversvations

  • Java is still language to go for Android develope.
  • OneDev might be a good choice for everyone who is interested in a self-hosted Git server solution. In addition, you will get Kanban board and CI/CD support. Looks pretty interesting for personal projects if you can’t/don’t want to use services like Github or Gitlab.
  • I’m not a Haskell developer and don’t have any experience using the Haskell programming language, but I think Haskell developers might find the HVM project pretty interesting.
  • If you are terminal fan go and check Zellij project (was initially called “Mosaic”).
  • Tauri project looks like a bridge connecting web and desktop which is already popular across developers and continues growing.

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GitHub Trends – Jan 2022

Let’s review GitHub trending projects for Java and Rust programming languages in January 2022.

Java

SeaTunnel

Total stars: 3022Last month stars: 720Growth: 24%

https://github.com/apache/incubator-seatunnel

About the project: SeaTunnel (formely Waterdrop) is a very easy-to-use ultra-high-performance distributed data integration platform that supports the real-time synchronization of massive data. It can synchronize tens of billions of data stably and efficiently every day, and has been used in the production of nearly 100 companies.


DSA-Bootcamp-Java

Total stars: 6169Last month stars: 897Growth: 15%

https://github.com/kunal-kushwaha/DSA-Bootcamp-Java

About the project: This repository consists of the code samples, assignments, and notes for the Java Data Structures & Algorithms bootcamp of Community Classroom.


AndroRAT

Total stars: 469Last month stars: 58Growth: 12%

https://github.com/karma9874/AndroRAT

About the project: AndroRAT is a tool designed to give control of the android system remotely and retrieve information from it. Androrat is a client/server application developed in Java Android for the client-side and the Server is in Python.


LSPosed Framework

Total stars: 3463Last month stars: 410Growth: 12%

https://github.com/LSPosed/LSPosed

About the project: A Riru module trying to provide an ART hooking framework which delivers consistent APIs with the OG Xposed, leveraging YAHFA hooking framework.


Signal Android

Total stars: 1923Last month stars: 217Growth: 11%

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

About the project: Signal is a messaging app for simple private communication with friends.

Rust

rathole

Total stars: 2439Last month stars: 2378Growth: 97%

https://github.com/rapiz1/rathole

About the project: A lightweight and high-performance reverse proxy for NAT traversal, written in Rust. An alternative to frp and ngrok.


Dioxus

Total stars: 2405Last month stars: 2213Growth: 92%

https://github.com/DioxusLabs/dioxus

About the project: Elegant React-like library for building user interfaces for desktop, web, mobile, SSR, liveview, and more.


foundry

Total stars: 1439Last month stars: 517Growth: 36%

https://github.com/gakonst/foundry

About the project: Foundry is a blazing fast, portable and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development written in Rust.


Poem Framework

Total stars: 1090Last month stars: 209Growth: 19%

https://github.com/poem-web/poem

About the project: a full-featured and easy-to-use web framework with the Rust programming language.


TAURI

Total stars: 30043Last month stars: 4523Growth: 15%

https://github.com/tauri-apps/tauri

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.

Obversvations

  • The repositories with data structure and algorithms implementations always taking attention, so if you are interested in this area you should definitely take a look at the DSA-Bootcamp-Java project. Moreover, this is not only implementation but a whole learning course to get you to understand the topic better.
  • If you want to play with AndrRAT project, please see the desclaimer there. This project is for educational purposes only.
  • Android-related projects seem trendy this month in the Java category.
  • rathole and Dioxus projects demonstrated unbelievable growth this month (90+ %).
  • As it became a tradition when we review the Rust projects there is almost no way to miss any crypto/blockchain-related project across top trending ones.

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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.

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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.

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GitHub Rising Stars October 2021

A cold November outside, but hot GitHub trends for October are already there. Let’s get started!

Java


openLooKeng

Total stars: 326Last month stars: 97Growth: 30%

https://github.com/openlookeng/hetu-core

About the project: openLooKeng is a drop in engine which enables in-situ analytics on any data, anywhere, including geographically remote data sources. It provides a global view of all of your data via its SQL 2003 interface. With high availability, auto-scaling, built-in caching and indexing support, openLooKeng is ready for enterprise workload with required reliability.


SmartTubeNext

Total stars: 2940Last month stars: 333Growth: 11%

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

About the project: Ad free app for watching tube videos on Android TV boxes.


Compre Face

Total stars: 1431Last month stars: 155Growth: 11%

https://github.com/exadel-inc/CompreFace

About the project: free and open-source face recognition service that can be easily integrated into any system without prior machine learning skills. CompreFace provides REST API for face recognition, face verification, face detection, landmark detection, age, and gender recognition and is easily deployed with docker.


Airbyte

Total stars: 4408Last month stars: 291Growth: 7%

https://github.com/airbytehq/airbyte

About the project: Airbyte is an open-source EL(T) platform that helps you replicate your data in your warehouses, lakes and databases.


QuestDB

Total stars: 5110Last month stars: 332Growth: 6%

https://github.com/questdb/questdb

About the project: 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.

Rust


weggli

Total stars: 1222Last month stars: 878Growth: 72%

https://github.com/googleprojectzero/weggli

About the project: fast and robust semantic search tool for C and C++ codebases. It is designed to help security researchers identify interesting functionality in large codebases.


Anchor

Total stars: 808Last month stars: 184Growth: 23%

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

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


The Algorithms – Rust

Total stars: 4003Last month stars: 351Growth: 9%

https://github.com/TheAlgorithms/Rust

About the project:  all algorithms implemented in Rust.


SWC

Total stars: 16750Last month stars: 1363Growth: 8%

https://github.com/swc-project/swc

About the project:  super-fast compiler written in Rust; producing widely-supported JavaScript from modern standards and TypeScript. It’s used by tools like Next.js, Parcel, and Deno, as well as companies like Vercel, ByteDance, Tencent, Shopify, and more.


v86

Total stars: 12607Last month stars: 931Growth: 7%

https://github.com/copy/v86

About the project:  x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly.


GitUI

Total stars: 6197Last month stars: 453Growth: 7%

https://github.com/extrawurst/gitui

About the project:  blazing fast terminal-UI for Git written in Rust.

Obversvations

  • CompreFace project looks pretty interesting if you want to try or use face recognition functionality in your application.
  • QuestDB one more player in SQL DB world used by such companines as Airbus, Toggle, Turk Telecom and others.
  • Solana is a clear leader in Rust’s “new starts” repositories, almost every monthly review Rust section includes any of Solana-related repositories. This month’s review is the Anchor project.
  • Starting newly with Rust or switching from other programming languages and don’t know how to implement a specific algorithm in Rust, so see The Algorithms – Rust repository.
  • Based on official documentation SWC is 20x faster than Babel on a single thread and 70x faster on four cors, if you use Babel and want to build your projects faster SWC is worth trying.
  • If Git CLI for some reason doesn’t work for you, there is a GitUI project which probably you want to try.

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GitHub Rising Stars September 2021

 GitHub trends for September already there. Let’s go!

Java


Zeus IoT

Total stars: 508Last month stars: 371Growth: 73%

https://github.com/zmops/zeus-iot

About the project: Zeus IoT is the world’s first open source Internet of Things distributed collection platform based on Zabbix, with the ability to collect, analyze, and store data from millions of IoT devices.


MusicBot

Total stars: 2348Last month stars: 974Growth: 41%

https://github.com/jagrosh/MusicBot

About the project: a Discord music bot that’s easy to set up and run yourself.


DSA-Bootcamp-Java

Total stars: 3841Last month stars: 1086Growth: 28%

https://github.com/kunal-kushwaha/DSA-Bootcamp-Java

About the project: repository consists of the code samples, assignments, and the curriculum for the Community Classroom complete Data Structures & Algorithms Java bootcamp.


FtcRobotController

Total stars: 164Last month stars: 36Growth: 22%

https://github.com/FIRST-Tech-Challenge/FtcRobotController

About the project: repository contains the source code that is used to build an Android app to control a FIRST Tech Challenge competition robot.


DBeaver

Total stars: 2090Last month stars: 431Growth: 21%

https://github.com/dbeaver/dbeaver

About the project: free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts.
Supports any database which has JDBC driver (which basically means – ANY database). 

Rust


Metaplex

Total stars: 1273Last month stars: 742Growth: 58%

https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex

About the project: protocol and application framework for decentralized NFT minting, storefronts, and sales.


hello-world.rs

Total stars: 1115Last month stars: 491Growth: 44%

https://github.com/mTvare6/hello-world.rs

About the project: memory safe, blazing fast, minimal and configurable hello world project written in the Rust programming language.


youki

Total stars: 2173Last month stars: 850Growth: 39%

https://github.com/containers/youki

About the project: a container runtime written in Rust (implementation of the OCI runtime-spec in Rust, similar to runc).


Anchor

Total stars: 630Last month stars: 221Growth: 35%

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.


Solana Program Library

Total stars: 693Last month stars: 221Growth: 32%

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. As others implement Sealevel, we will graciously accept patches to ensure the programs here are portable across all implementations.

Obversvations

  • Interested in algorithms and data structures in Java go for DSA-Bootcamp-Java repository and Youtube videos related. All details are in the repository.
  • If you never tried DBeaver for your work with SQL databases, it is time to give this tool a try. I personally used this tool some time ago with only a positive impression about this tool.
  • If you are interested in Rust and cryptocurrencies you might also be interested in NFT. So, take a look at the Metaplex project. It grows on Github quite impressive.
  • If you love programmers’ humor take a look at hello-world.rs project, but first read a readme file to avoid misunderstanding or confusion.
  • As containers and containers management a hot topic last couple of years, youki project looks pretty interesting.
  • Does the Solana name seem familiar to you? Take a look at the Anchor project then.

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GitHub Rising Stars August 2021

Let’s go and review Java and Rust rising repositories on GitHub for August month. All information below was collected from GitHub trending page.

Java


DSA-Bootcamp-Java

Total stars: 2813Last month stars: 1464Growth: 52%

https://github.com/kunal-kushwaha/DSA-Bootcamp-Java

About the project: the repository consists of the code samples, assignments, and the curriculum for the Community Classroom complete Data Structures & Algorithms Java bootcamp.


Starlight (Fabric)

Total stars: 768Last month stars: 145Growth: 19%

https://github.com/PaperMC/Starlight

About the project: this repository has code rewrites the light engine to fix lighting performance and lighting errors.


Flink CDC Connectors

Total stars: 1045Last month stars: 167Growth: 16%

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).


GDA(GJoy Dex Analyzer)

Total stars: 2020Last month stars: 254Growth: 13%

https://github.com/charles2gan/GDA-android-reversing-Tool

About the project: GDA, a new Dalvik bytecode decompiler, is implemented in C++, which has the advantages of faster analysis and lower memory&disk consumption and an stronger ability to decompiling the APK, DEX, ODEX, OAT files(supports JAR, CLASS and AAR files since 3.79).


SmartTubeNext (STN)

Total stars: 2281Last month stars: 283Growth: 12%

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

About the project:  ad free app for watching YouTube videos on Android TV boxes


Apache Pinot

Total stars: 3543Last month stars: 360Growth: 10%

https://github.com/apache/pinot

About the project:  Apache Pinot is a real-time distributed OLAP datastore, built to deliver scalable real-time analytics with low latency. It can ingest from batch data sources (such as Hadoop HDFS, Amazon S3, Azure ADLS, Google Cloud Storage) as well as stream data sources (such as Apache Kafka).


Shattered Pixel Dungeon

Total stars: 1241Last month stars: 126Growth: 10%

https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon

About the project:  traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface.

Rust


Metaplex

Total stars: 549Last month stars: 373Growth: 68%

https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex

About the project:  protocol (built on top of Solana) and application framework for decentralized NFT minting, storefronts, and sales.


axum

Total stars: 1680Last month stars: 944Growth: 56%

https://github.com/tokio-rs/axum

About the project:  an ergonomic and modular web framework built with Tokio, Tower, and Hyper.


egui

Total stars: 4820Last month stars: 1267Growth: 26%

https://github.com/emilk/egui

About the project:  egui is a simple, fast, and highly portable immediate mode GUI library for Rust.


DataFusion

Total stars: 1021Last month stars: 256Growth: 25%

https://github.com/apache/arrow-datafusion

About the project:  DataFusion is an extensible query execution framework, written in Rust, that uses Apache Arrow as its in-memory format.

DataFusion supports both an SQL and a DataFrame API for building logical query plans as well as a query optimizer and execution engine capable of parallel execution against partitioned data sources (CSV and Parquet) using threads.

DataFusion also supports distributed query execution via the Ballista crate.


Solana Program Library

Total stars: 479Last month stars: 115Growth: 24%

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. As others implement Sealevel, we will graciously accept patches to ensure the programs here are portable across all implementations.


ockam

Total stars: 1258Last month stars: 300Growth: 24%

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

About the project:  end-to-end encryption and mutual authentication for distributed applications.

Obversvations

  • If you are starting to learn Java, DSA-Bootcamp-Java repository might be very useful for you.
  • If you want to look inside of Jar archive and understand what is going inside there – take a look at GDA(GJoy Dex Analyzer) tool.
  • One more member of the Apache foundation in GitHub starts this month – Apache Pinot.
  • If you need a web framework for Rust I would recommend taking a look at Axum project.
  • If you are looking for examples of Solana on-chain programs – Solana Program Library might be useful for you.
  • If you are interested in Solana and NFT take a look at Mataplex project.
  • Rust is clearly one of the leaders in crypto-space.

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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!

Java


Iris

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

https://github.com/IrisShaders/Iris

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


OpenSearch

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

https://github.com/opensearch-project/OpenSearch

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.


PojavLauncher

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

https://github.com/PojavLauncherTeam/PojavLauncher

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%

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

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%

https://github.com/Tuinity/Starlight

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


Semgrep

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

https://github.com/returntocorp/semgrep

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


Shopizer

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

https://github.com/shopizer-ecommerce/shopizer

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

Rust


RustDesk Demo

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

https://github.com/rustdesk/rustdesk-server-demo

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


Datafuse

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

https://github.com/datafuselabs/datafuse

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


WGPU

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

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

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


Substrate

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

https://github.com/paritytech/substrate

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


TAURI

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

https://github.com/tauri-apps/tauri

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%

https://github.com/wez/wezterm

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%

https://github.com/wez/wezterm

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.

Obversvations

  • 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.

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GitHub Rising Stars June 2021

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

If you are interested in last month article follow this link.

Java


Iris

Total stars: 776Last month stars: 319Growth: 41%

https://github.com/IrisShaders/Iris

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


Sodium (for Fabric)

Total stars: 1854Last month stars: 460Growth: 25%

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

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.


Paper

Total stars: 4237Last month stars: 921Growth: 22%

https://github.com/PaperMC/Paper

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


QuestDB

Total stars: 4005Last month stars: 633Growth: 16%

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.


SmartTubeNext

Total stars: 1790Last month stars: 268Growth: 15%

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

About the project: Better YouTube experience on Android TV, SmartTubeNext is an unofficial YouTube client for Android TV.


MockLocationDetector

Total stars: 371Last month stars: 42Growth: 11%

https://github.com/smarques84/MockLocationDetector

About the project: An android library to help detect mock locations.

Rust


RustDesk | Your Remote Desktop Software

Total stars: 8841Last month stars: 4732Growth: 54%

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.


Helix

Total stars: 2993Last month stars: 1523Growth: 51%

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

About the project: A kakoune / neovim inspired editor, written in Rust.


Nushell

Total stars: 14401Last month stars: 3234Growth: 22%

https://github.com/nushell/nushell

About the project: A new type of shell, Nu comes with a set of built-in commands (listed below). If a command is unknown, the command will shell-out and execute it (using cmd on Windows or bash on Linux and macOS), correctly passing through stdin, stdout, and stderr, so things like your daily git workflows and even vim will work just fine.


Solana

Total stars: 2683Last month stars: 499Growth: 19%

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

About the project: Solana is a fast, secure, and censorship resistant blockchain providing the open infrastructure required for global adoption.


Bottom

Total stars: 2392Last month stars: 348Growth: 15%

https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom

About the project: A cross-platform graphical process/system monitor with a customizable interface and a multitude of features. Supports Linux, macOS, and Windows. Inspired by gtop, gotop, and htop.


GitUI

Total stars: 5089Last month stars: 674Growth: 13%

https://github.com/extrawurst/gitui

About the project: Blazing fast terminal-ui for git written in Rust.


The Algorithms – Rust

Total stars: 3051Last month stars: 346Growth: 11%

https://github.com/TheAlgorithms/Rust

About the project: All algorithms implemented in Rust (for educational purposes).

Obversvations

  • June was a Minecraft month in Java, there are multiple repositories related to Minecraft in the report.
  • RustDesk showing really impressive performance and popularity growth, it is already the third time in a row in this report.
  • RustDesk is not the single application you should check out from the Rest repositories, take a look on Nushell, Helix, Bottom and GitUI as well. The number of starss of Nushell repository is quite impressive.
  • Blockchain is still trendy in Rust repositories, especially for Salana.
  • If you want to see how to implement algorithms in Rust, but weren’t sure where to start there is a repository in the list just for you. Enjoy!

Feel free to share your observations, ideas, and thoughts in the comments section below, I will be happy to read all of them.

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