27 popular new github repositories for web developers in 2016

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. https://yarnpkg.com (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 https://zeit.co/blog/next (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. https://facebook.github.io/draft-js/ (Mar 2016)

Recharts — Redefined chart library built with React and D3 http://recharts.org (Jan 2016)

Styled Components — Visual primitives for the component age 💅 http://styled-components.com (Sep 2016)

React-dates — An easily internationalizable, mobile-friendly datepicker library for the web http://airbnb.io/react-dates (Aug 2016)

End to end testing

TestCafe — Automated browser testing for the modern web development stack. https://devexpress.github.io/testcafe (Oct 2016)

Javascript frameworks

MJML — the only framework that makes responsive-email easy https://mjml.io (Feb 2016)

Choo — 🚂🚋🚋🚋 — sturdy frontend framework https://bit.ly/choo-handbook (May 2016)

Svelte — The magical disappearing UI framework https://svelte.technology (Nov 2016)

UI Widgets, plugins, components

Flatpickr — lightweight and powerful datetimepicker with no dependencies https://chmln.github.io/flatpickr (Apr 2016)

Algolia Places — 🌐 Turn any <input> into an address autocomplete https://community.algolia.com/places/ (Apr 2016)

Popper.js — A kickass library to manage your poppers https://popper.js.org (Apr 2016)

Bideo.js — Fullscreen HTML5 Background Video for the Web. https://rishabhp.github.io/bideo.js/ (May 2016)

Anime.jsJavascript Animation Engine http://anime-js.com (Jun 2016)

Utilites, tools

Parse Server — Parse-compatible API server module for Node/Express https://parse.com (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 ⌛️ https://date-fns.org (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 http://infernojs.org

Preact — Fast 3kb React alternative with the same ES6 API. Components & Virtual DOM. https://preactjs.com

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