The 7 most Awesome open source projects of 2018


As a bundle of self-admitted tech addicts, there’s nothing we cherish more than to dismember the most recent GitHub vaults looking for intriguing open source projects, and we’re always flabbergasted at the sheer volume of new augmentations and the assembled way in which the dev network gets behind them.

All in all, what open source projects are making waves in the tech network in 2018?

Towards the finish of 2017, Github discharged an examination piece in which it distinguished cross-stage advancement, profound learning and containerisation as the best open source patterns they anticipated to flourish in 2018.

Presently that we’re a fourth of the path as the year progressed, we should investigate the open source projects that have been getting some much-merited acknowledgment in 2018, make sense of what makes them so energizing to engineers and decide to what degree they affirm Github’s expectations.



An open-source machine learning system for dataflow programming created by the Google Brain Team in 2015, TensorFlow has been picking up a great deal of footing as of late given the rising enthusiasm for profound learning and neural systems.

At its center, TensorFlow empowers developers to send calculation to at least one CPUs or GPUs in a work area, server, or cell phone without revising code, and is utilized by Google for discourse acknowledgment, dialect interpretation, photograph seek usefulness and different purposes.

As represented by the ongoing presentation of TensorFlow versatile and additionally the arrival of TensorFlow 1.7 in March 2018, TensorFlow is ceaselessly developing and looks set to end up the market head as far as coordinating new ML capacities and libraries.


Up next we have Servo, a model internet browser motor written in Rust and at first uncovered by Mozilla in 2013.

Since a year ago, Mozilla have begun coordinating parts of Servo, for example, Quantum CSS (recently known as Stylo), into what they call Project Quantum, a noteworthy revise of Firefox’s internals. These mixes intend to accomplish better parallelism and execution, and make Firefox a progressively responsive, secure and stable program.

Venture Quantum source:

An especially energizing segment of Servo that has been coordinated into the daily form of Firefox is WebRender, a GPU renderer that plans to make rendering quicker and smoother. In any case, what’s significantly increasingly essential is that it really works! Truth be told, pages that chug along at 15 outlines for each second in Chrome keep running at 60 FPS on Firefox with WebRender!


Seeing as it’s all around viewed as a standout amongst the most noticeable JavaScript systems available and its GitHub page has piled on more than 90,000 stars, we couldn’t in any way, shape or form not make reference to Vue.js.

Vue.js ticks a great deal of boxes, it utilizes a virtual DOM for better execution and fuses definitive rendering, yet makes it especially energizing that it bolsters the part based methodology of building web applications.

Vue.js has been gaining from the past missteps and triumphs of React and Angular and looks sure to wind up progressively well known in 2018.


As per the Googlers who at first structured it, Kubernetes is a convenient, extensible open-source stage for overseeing containerised remaining tasks at hand and administrations, that encourages both revelatory design and robotization. Put essentially, Kubernetes enables software engineers to effectively and productively deal with the lifecycle of containerised applications inside a group of hubs.

Kubernetes flooded in notoriety in 2017 and has hinted at no losing energy, to such point that it’s turned into the accepted standard apparatus for overseeing holders over a group.

A mix of remarkable designing, Google’s ability to give others a chance to assume control and an enthusiastic network (Kubernetes is No. 1 regarding movement on GitHub and has a critical Slack and Stack Overflow people group) is the thing that makes Kubernetes such an amazing open source venture.

Styled Components

Using the power of CSS and tagged template literals (recently added to Javascript), styled-components enables you to style your components with CSS code and removes the mapping between components and styles.

Styled-components grew in popularity like no other CSS-in-JS library back in 2017 and many boilerplates, grid systems, components and actual apps have already been built using it.

Some say that CSS is dead, but it could be argued that the emergence of styled-components and the CSS-in-JS model it revolves around have brought CSS back to life. ;)


An open-source JavaScript library for making web segments which are then used to construct pages and applications, Polymer is at present being created by Google engineers and givers on GitHub. Vital to a wide scope of Google administrations and sites, including YouTube, Google Earth and Google Sites, Polymer got a refresh in January (Polymer 2.4) which is making ready for 3.0 and TypeScript bolster.

Polymer Example Code

Being anything but difficult to utilize, learn, and instruct, Polymer is winding up progressively mainstream among software engineers, who see the apparatus as a way to make quick, responsive sites, give life span to applications (Polymer is forward good with W3C norms) and streamline the general improvement process.


Hyperledger contrasts from different incorporations in this rundown as in it’s to a greater degree a center point for open mechanical blockchain improvement than an individual task, with numerous structures and instruments establishing it. While the umbrella task itself was begun by the Linux Foundation, a few driving tech organizations including Intel and IBM have significantly added to its improvement and the production of individual hyperledger systems.

Hyperledger Frameworks

Hyperledger is in this manner the host of different projects, of which Hyperledger Fabric is presumably the most very much reported. Driven by IBM, the task means to be an attachment and-play answer for rapidly assemble blockchain applications for endeavors and gives engineers the apparatuses required to fabricate applications that empower the production of a business arrange show, where members can execute and trade resources continuously.