Dozens of new open source projects get posted to GitHub any day. Over a years, this combined a huge library of projects and it can be tough sifting by everything.
But a new giveaway web app, GitTrends creates searching for projects easy and fun!
You can search for terms associated to libraries such as jQuery, React, or anything similar. GitTrends will autosuggest associated libraries with links to any one.
You can also explore a newest libraries manually by a “Explore” page.
By default, GitTrends organizes projects by rank. This seems to be an average of many factors including stars, watchers, contributions, and other metrics pulled from GitHub’s API.
If we have a specific classification welfare we can change these results by tying a sum stars, a programming language, or by a domain of 6 really specific topics:
- Application software
- Non-web libraries and frameworks
- Software tools
- System software
- Web libraries and frameworks
For some reason, GitTrends does not have a “recency” search that would be phenomenal. Maybe in destiny updates, we’ll see this functionality.
This site isn’t only about anticipating cold libraries projects, though. It’s also good for browsing repo stats, metrics and graphing visuals such as “total stars over time”. You can check these metrics for any GitHub project, from newer JS libraries to Bootstrap.
Each page includes tender numbers for sum contributors, forks, stars/unstars, and dual critical dates: when a plan was created and when it was final updated.
This small web app should be a plain bookmark for any veteran developer. It can assistance we search by literally millions of repos to find a critical information we need.