According to the GitHub’s announcement of its findings, the company looked at three different types of activity. It identified the top 100 projects that had at least 2,000 contributors in 2016 and experienced the largest increase in contributors in 2017. It also identified the top 100 projects that received the largest increase in visits to the project’s repo in 2017. It also identified the top 100 projects that received the most new stars in 2017. Combining these lists, the company grouped projects into broad communities, looking towards the communities that were the most represented at the top of the lists.
The hottest project and community results in 2017, then, would logically foretell growth areas and trends for the coming year. This is what emerged:
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