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Based on the number of stars in a project’s first week, here are the top open source releases on GitHub since 2015.
Released: June 27, 2016
Stars in the first week: 6,013
create-react-app was released by Facebook. Its success is a testament to the popularity of React, the fifth most starred project on GitHub.
Released: July 22, 2016
Stars in the first week: 6,348
Released: November 27, 2015
Stars in the first week: 6,522
VS Code is an Electron-based code editor from Microsoft. Whether it’s text editors or libraries, Microsoft is using open source to build essential tools for developers.
Released: November 18, 2015
Stars in the first week: 7,847
N1 is an extensible desktop mail app built on Electron. Themes and plugins make N1 a powerful and customizable mail client.
Released: October 5, 2015
Stars in the first week: 8,588
Material Design Lite from Google lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. Check out the showcase to see great examples of what the community has built.
Released: July 7, 2015
Stars in the first week: 9,609
Released by Facebook, React Native is a framework for building native apps and is the second React project in this list.
Released: March 26, 2015
Stars in the first week: 10,976
Tensorflow is an open source library for machine learning that was released by Google. With Tensorflow, developers can build intelligent systems using the same tools used by Google for Search, Gmail, Photos, speech recognition, and many other products.
Released: November 9, 2015
Stars in the first week: 11,822
Released: October 11, 2016
Stars in the first week: 16,068
Swift is a general-purpose programing language originally unveiled by Apple in 2014 and open-sourced in 2015. Swift is already in the top 15 most popular languages used on GitHub by number of opened Pull Requests and grew by 262% in the last year.
Released: December 3, 2015
Stars in the first week: 23,097
Open source software is about more than code. Getting the community engaged early is important to building momentum, and a successful launch attracts developers, designers, community managers, users, and companies that help the project thrive.
This data was gathered from queries against the GitHub Archive dataset available on Google BigQuery.