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27 popular new github repositories for web developers in 2016

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@amoskovkinAlexander Moskovkin

Here are some popular new github repositories that can be interesting for web developers. All of them earned their first 1500 stars in 2016.

Dependency Management

Yarn — Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management. (Oct 2016)


React in patterns— List of design patterns/techniques used while developing with React (Jul 2016)

React Boilerplates

Create React App— Create React apps with no build configuration (Jul 2016)

Next.js — A minimalistic framework for universal server-rendered React applications (Oct 2016)

React Slingshot— React + Redux starter kit / boilerplate with Babel, hot reloading, testing, linting and a working example app, all built in (Jan 2016)

UI Components

Draft.js — A React framework for building text editors. (Mar 2016)

Recharts— Redefined chart library built with React and D3 (Jan 2016)

Styled Components — Visual primitives for the component age 💅 (Sep 2016)

React-dates — An easily internationalizable, mobile-friendly datepicker library for the web (Aug 2016)

End to end testing

TestCafe— Automated browser testing for the modern web development stack. (Oct 2016)

Javascript frameworks

MJML — the only framework that makes responsive-email easy (Feb 2016)

Choo — 🚂🚋🚋🚋 — sturdy frontend framework (May 2016)

Svelte — The magical disappearing UI framework (Nov 2016)

UI Widgets, plugins, components

Flatpickr— lightweight and powerful datetimepicker with no dependencies (Apr 2016)

Algolia Places — 🌐 Turn any <input> into an address autocomplete (Apr 2016)

Popper.js— A kickass library to manage your poppers (Apr 2016)

Bideo.js— Fullscreen HTML5 Background Video for the Web. (May 2016)

Anime.js — Javascript Animation Engine (Jun 2016)

Utilites, tools

Parse Server — Parse-compatible API server module for Node/Express (Jan 2016)

Webpack-dashboard— A CLI dashboard for webpack dev server (Aug 2016)

Lighthouse— Auditing, performance metrics, and best practices for Progressive Web Apps (Mar 2016)

date-fns — ⏳ Modern JavaScript date utility library ⌛️ (Mar 2016)

Optimize-js — Optimize a JavaScript file for faster initial load by wrapping eagerly-invoked functions (Sep 2016)

vConsole — A lightweight, extendable front-end developer tool for mobile web page (Apr 2016)


JavaScript Stack from Scratch — Step-by-step tutorial to build a modern JavaScript stack from scratch

es6-cheatsheet — ES2015 [ES6] cheatsheet containing tips, tricks, best practices and code snippets

52 technologies in 2016 — Let’s learn a new technology every week. A new technology blog every Sunday in 2016

… and a couple more

These are repositories that emerged at the end of 2015 but became popular in 2016.

Inferno — An extremely fast, React-like JavaScript library for building modern user interfaces

Preact — Fast 3kb React alternative with the same ES6 API. Components & Virtual DOM.


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