GitHub annually releases the list of top open source projects that are live on the website. Once again, the code repository is back with the list of projects that received the highest number of unique contributors between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
VS Code, React, and Tensorflow were on the top of GitHub’s list of open source projects by contributor count. Microsoft dominated the list with two projects on Visual Studio Code and Microsoft Azure, each receiving commits from 19k and 7k contributors.
On the other hand, Facebook’s framework for building native apps with React secured the second position on the list with 10k unique contributors.
The latest addition to the list this year are projects that manage containerized applications, share Azure documentation, and consolidate TypeScript type definitions such as Kubernetes, Azure Docs, and DefinitelyTyped.
Top Open Source Projects On GitHub In 2018
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Meanwhile, GitHub has also announced the fastest growing programming languages for the year 2018. This year developers showed interested in “more statically typed languages” that are focused on type safety and interoperability.
The top spot three spots on this list of fastest growing languages were occupied by Kotlin, HCL, and TypeScript. Meanwhile, those who are new at coding or looking forward to learning a new language can check out the list of best programming languages for 2018.
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