Top 10 GitHub Project Releases

One way to measure the popularity of GitHub projects is to look at their star count. After the recent successful launch of the JavaScript dependency manager Yarn, GitHub compiled some statistics on the projects which received the most stars in their first week.

Since 2015, the following are the most successful open source project launches on GitHub, based on the number of stars they received in their first week:

#1 – Swift
Swift programming language by Apple
Release Date: December 3, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 23,097

#2 – Yarn
Package manager for JavaScript
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Star Count After 1 Week: 16,068

#3 – Tensorflow
Software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 11,822

#4 – React Native
Framework released by Facebook for building native apps with React
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 10,976

#5 – Material Design Lite
Material design components in HTML/CSS/JavaScript from Google
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 9,609

#6 – N1
Extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web
Release Date: October 5, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 8,588

#7 – Visual Studio Code
Electron based code editor from Microsoft
Release Date: November 18, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 7,847

#8 – Clipboard.js
Lightweight JavaScript library for copying text to clipboard
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Star Count After 1 Week: 6,522

#9 – create-react-app
Create React apps with no build configuration
Release Date: July 22, 2016
Star Count After 1 Week: 6,348

#10 – Anime
Flexible, lightweight JavaScript animation library
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Star Count After 1 Week: 6,013

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