Newsletter – Week 24, 2021




Newsletter – Week 23, 2021




GitHub Rising Stars May 2021

One more month passed and time to review Java and Rust repositories on GitHub with the highest number of starts acquired during the last month. All information below collected from GitHub.

We are starting the May review, but if you are interested in April statistics here is the link.



Total stars: 268Last month stars: 236Growth: 88%

About the project: Android Auto Apps Downloader (AAAD) is an app for Android Phones that downloads popular Android Auto 3rd party apps and installs them in the correct way to have them in Android Auto. No root access required in the latest version.


Total stars: 3023Last month stars: 677Growth: 22%

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


Total stars: 912Last month stars: 157Growth: 17%

About the project: PojavLauncher 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 21w09a (1.17) snapshot, including Combat Test versions). Modding via Forge and Fabric are also supported.


Total stars: 4688Last month stars: 749Growth: 16%

About the project: high-performance Java API Gateway, ShenYu has been used widely in more and more systems in many companies, and it’s simple and convenient to integrate Services/APIs with the high performance and flexibility.

Apache Iceberg

Total stars: 1608Last month stars: 175Growth: 11%

About the project: Apache Iceberg is a new table format for storing large, slow-moving tabular data. It is designed to improve on the de-facto standard table layout built into Hive, Trino, and Spark.

Apache Pulsar

Total stars: 8755Last month stars: 895Growth: 10%

About the project: Apache Pulsar is a cloud-native, distributed messaging and streaming platform originally created at Yahoo! and now a top-level Apache Software Foundation project.

Example Code Repository

Total stars: 1056Last month stars: 87Growth: 8%

About the project: a collection of code examples from blog posts etc.


RustDesk | Your Remote Desktop Software

Total stars: 4275Last month stars: 3004Growth: 70%

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


Total stars: 4125Last month stars: 2257Growth: 55%

About the project:  multi functional app to find duplicates, empty folders, similar images etc.

Apache Arrow DataFusion

Total stars: 516Last month stars: 279Growth: 54%

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.

Native Rust implementation of Apache Arrow

Total stars: 342Last month stars: 150Growth: 44%

About the project:  Official Rust implementation of Apache Arrow.

Solana Program Library

Total stars: 259Last month stars: 95Growth: 37%

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. 


Total stars: 3013Last month stars: 874Growth: 29%

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


Total stars: 2205Last month stars: 455Growth: 21%

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


  • Apache Pulsar (Java) and RustDesk (Rust) demonstrate impressive growth last 2 months.
  • Java is still present in Android development and there are projects worth to review. AAAD growth this month is amazing, looks like exactly what was needed.
  • It the quite an interesting idea with code examples I really like it.
  • Rust is giving a new breeze for tools development, this is a good sign that more robust, interested, and reliable tools will come. As a long-time Ubuntu user, I’m happy about that.
  • There is a demo page of egui project, definitely recommend seeing it.
  • Airbyte worth some time to review, especially considering they just raised a $26M Series-A round, led by Benchmark.
  • Last but not least, if we speak about the Rust projects – there are traditionally projects related to crypto and blockchain technologies. I think this is a good synergy for both (language & technology) of them.

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

Title image by Michal Dziekonski from Pixabay.

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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.



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

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


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

About the project: high-performance Java API Gateway.

Apache DolphinScheduler 

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

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%

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

Apache Hudi

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

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).


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

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



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

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

RustDesk | Your Remote Desktop Software

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

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


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

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

Solana Program Library

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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

About the project: private payments for mobile devices.


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

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


  • 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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