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18 GitHub Repositories You Need to Star Right Now! 🌟🔥

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GitHub, the popular online platform for software and web development collaboration, provides helpful tools to optimize processes.

If you are not in the mood to do a lot of research, don’t worry I am here for you. In this blog, we will see some of the best GitHub repositories for developers that you should star & bookmark right away.

Take a journey through the must-have web development resources!

This selected list, decorated with stars guarantees a learning experience, for developers at any stage.



Tools 🛠

  • esProc SPL: Powerful data manipulation language.
  • public-apis: Collective list of free APIs.
  • vscode: Microsoft's beloved code editor.
  • react: JavaScript library for user interfaces.
  • linux: Linux kernel development source tree.

Fundamentals ⚡

Courses 👨‍🏫

Handbooks 📚

Best Practices 💯

Projects 📂

I. Tools 🛠

1. esProc SPL 🌟 4.3k+

esProc SPL(Structured Process Language) is a programming language designed for strong data manipulation that works effectively as an analytical database and a middleware. It is a great alternative to SQL if you want a more convincing definition.

  • Supports native file calculations through its syntax, offering simplicity and convenience. 📊

  • Acts as a scripting language for data processing with a nicely designed set of functions and strong syntax support within scripts. 💻

  • Offers lightweight computing power independently of databases, including CSV, Excel, SQL, multi-layer JSON, and XML calculations. 🔄

  • Can easily blend into any data processing environment. Flawlessly performs SQL-like calculations on diverse data sources. 🌐

  • Ahead of the pack in processing capabilities compared to Stream, Kotlin, or Scala. 🚀

  • A total cost-effective solution. 💰

Beyond SQL

  • Supports complete set orientation, allowing separate members and ordered calculation. ⚙️

  • Offers a richer set operation library and supports lambda syntax. 📚

  • Allows set members to exist separately, promoting convenient reference. 🔄

It can be executed through the JDBC_[Java Database Connectivity]_ interface within a Java program, providing another alternative instead of using SQL indicating its flexibility across various data-oriented applications.

GitHub logo SPLWare / esProc

esProc SPL is a scripting language for data processing, with well-designed rich library functions and powerful syntax, which can be executed in a Java program through JDBC interface and computing independently.


About esProc SPL

To put it simply, esProc SPL is an intriguing programming language and a powerful data computing middleware, and can also work as a high-efficiency data warehouse: find more in Understand SPL in three aspects.

Different from the text-based programming language, SPL writes code in gridlines: find more in A programming language coding in a grid; as a data computing engine, SPL can generate high efficiency at much lower cost: esProc SPL, a data analysis engine reducing application cost by N times.

esProc SPL is a JVM-based data computing class library: SPL: The Open-source Java Library to Process Structured Data. It has much more and better functionalities than the other data processing languages based on JVM (Such as Kotlin and Scala): Competition of data processing languages on JVM: Kotlin, Scala and SPL. It can perform SQL-style computations without databases: Open-source SPL that can…

2. public-apis 🌟 276k+

The Public APIs repository is a collective list of free APIs for software and web development use.

GitHub logo public-apis / public-apis

A collective list of free APIs

Public APIs

A collective list of free APIs for use in software and web development

The Project
Contributing Guide • API for this project • Issues • Pull Requests • License
Alternative sites for the project (unofficials)
Free APIs • Dev Resources • Public APIs Site • Apihouse • Collective APIs

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3. vscode 🌟 155k+

The most loved source-code code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS of all time.

GitHub logo microsoft / vscode

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS")

Feature Requests Bugs Gitter

The Repository

This repository ("Code - OSS") is where we (Microsoft) develop the Visual Studio Code product together with the community. Not only do we work on code and issues here, we also publish our roadmap, monthly iteration plans, and our endgame plans. This source code is available to everyone under the standard MIT license.

Visual Studio Code

VS Code in action

Visual Studio Code is a distribution of the Code - OSS repository with Microsoft-specific customizations released under a traditional Microsoft product license.

Visual Studio Code combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. It provides comprehensive code editing, navigation, and understanding support along with lightweight debugging, a rich extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.

Visual Studio Code is updated monthly with new features and bug fixes…

4. react 🌟 217k+

React is a JavaScript library for building web and native user interfaces.

GitHub logo facebook / react

The library for web and native user interfaces.

React · GitHub license npm version CircleCI Status PRs Welcome

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

  • Declarative: React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes. Declarative views make your code more predictable, simpler to understand, and easier to debug.
  • Component-Based: Build encapsulated components that manage their own state, then compose them to make complex UIs. Since component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates, you can easily pass rich data through your app and keep the state out of the DOM.
  • Learn Once, Write Anywhere: We don't make assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, so you can develop new features in React without rewriting existing code. React can also render on the server using Node and power mobile apps using React Native.

Learn how to use React…

5. linux 🌟 165k+

The source tree for the Linux kernel development.

GitHub logo torvalds / linux

Linux kernel source tree

Linux kernel

There are several guides for kernel developers and users. These guides can
be rendered in a number of formats, like HTML and PDF. Please read
Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst first.

In order to build the documentation, use ``make htmldocs`` or
``make pdfdocs``.  The formatted documentation can also be read online at:

There are various text files in the Documentation/ subdirectory,
several of them using the Restructured Text markup notation.

Please read the Documentation/process/changes.rst file, as it contains the
requirements for building and running the kernel, and information about
the problems which may result by upgrading your kernel.

II. Fundamentals ⚡

6. free-programming-books 🌟 309k+

There are over a thousand books that cover over 100 programming languages and millions of concepts in 20+ languages.

GitHub logo EbookFoundation / free-programming-books

📚 Freely available programming books

List of Free Learning Resources In Many Languages

Awesome  License: CC BY 4.0  Hacktoberfest 2023 stats

Search the list at

This page is available as an easy-to-read website. Access it by clicking on


This list was originally a clone of StackOverflow - List of Freely Available Programming Books with contributions from Karan Bhangui and George Stocker.

The list was moved to GitHub by Victor Felder for collaborative updating and maintenance. It has grown to become one of GitHub's most popular repositories.

GitHub repo forks  GitHub repo stars  GitHub repo contributors
GitHub org sponsors  GitHub repo watchers  GitHub repo size

The Free Ebook Foundation now administers the repo, a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the creation, distribution, archiving, and sustainability of free ebooks. Donations to the Free Ebook Foundation are tax-deductible in the US.

How To Contribute

Please read CONTRIBUTING. If you're new to GitHub, welcome! Remember to abide by our adapted from Contributor Covenant 1.3 Code of Conduct too (translations also available).

Click on these badges to see how you might…

7. developer-roadmap 🌟 264k+

Interactive roadmaps, guides, and educational content to help developers grow in their careers.

8. how-web-works 🌟 15.3k+

What happens behind the scenes when we type in a browser?

GitHub logo vasanthk / how-web-works

What happens behind the scenes when we type in a browser?

How Web Works

What happens behind the scenes when we type in a browser?

Table of Contents

Google's 'g' key is pressed

When you just press "g", the browser receives the event and the entire auto-complete machinery kicks into high gear. Depending on your browser's algorithm and if you are in private/incognito mode or not various suggestions will be presented to you in the dropbox below the URL bar. Most of these…

9. coding-interview-university 🌟 276k+

Coding Interview University not only helps you prepare for job interviews, but also provides you with a collection of cheat sheets, study plans & more.

GitHub logo jwasham / coding-interview-university

A complete computer science study plan to become a software engineer.

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer but it grew to the large list you see today. After going through this study plan, I got hired as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon You probably won't have to study as much as I did. Anyway, everything you need is here.

I studied about 8-12 hours a day, for several months. This is my story: Why I studied full-time for 8 months for a Google interview

Please Note: You won't need to study as much as I did. I wasted a lot of time on things I didn't need to know. More info about that is below. I'll help you get there without wasting your precious time.

The items listed here will prepare you well for a technical interview at just about any software company including the…

III. Courses 👨‍🏫

10. web-dev-for-beginners 🌟 79.6k+

24 Lessons, 12 Weeks, Get Started as a Web Developer. A 12-week course covering JavaScript, CSS, and HTML basics.

GitHub logo microsoft / Web-Dev-For-Beginners

24 Lessons, 12 Weeks, Get Started as a Web Developer

GitHub license GitHub contributors GitHub issues GitHub pull-requests PRs Welcome

GitHub watchers GitHub forks GitHub stars

Open in Visual Studio Code

Web Development for Beginners - A Curriculum

Learn the fundamentals of web development with our 12-week comprehensive course by Microsoft Cloud Advocates. Each of the 24 lessons dive into JavaScript, CSS, and HTML through hands-on projects like terrariums, browser extensions, and space games. Engage with quizzes, discussions, and practical assignments. Enhance your skills and optimize your knowledge retention with our effective project-based pedagogy. Start your coding journey today!

🧑‍🎓 Are you a student?

Visit Student Hub page where you will find beginner resources, Student packs and even ways to get a free certificate voucher. This is the page you want to bookmark and check from time to time as we switch out content monthly.

📣 Announcement - New Curriculum on Generative AI was just released!

Don't miss our NEW 12 lesson curriculum on generative AI!

Each lesson includes an assignment to complete, knowledge check and challenge to guide you on…

11. JavaScript30 🌟 26k+

Starter Files + Completed solutions for the JavaScript 30-Day Challenge by Wes Bos.

GitHub logo wesbos / JavaScript30

30 Day Vanilla JS Challenge


Starter Files + Completed solutions for the JavaScript 30 Day Challenge.

Grab the course at

Community #JavaScript30 Content

Feel free to submit a PR adding a link to your own recaps, guides or reviews!

IV. Handbooks 📚

12. developer-handbook 🌟 5.5k+

An opinionated guide on how to become a professional Web/Mobile App Developer.

GitHub logo apptension / developer-handbook

An opinionated guide on how to become a professional Web/Mobile App Developer.

Developer Handbook 2022 - Created for Apptension

An opinionated guide on how to become a professional Web/Mobile App Developer.

Developer Handbook 2020 License Maintenance


🔹 Developer Handbook 2023 🔹 was created to cover the most common technical questions and requirements appearing prior to job interviews, during onboarding or personal goals / career planning at our company - Apptension. We also like to call it a Technical Documentation of our company.

It contains a lot of subjective technical groups, opinionated technologies, vetted requirements and best practices we gathered for Web & Mobile Developers that we believe to be useful in 2023.

Also, check out our SaaS Boilerplate, which is an example of our experience and a real-life application of many of the technologies and designs described in the Handbook.

Enjoy reading! 🙇

What will you find inside?

  • Technical Stack – a summary of all topics, languages, frameworks, and libraries we use in production together with checklists of the most important…

13. spellbook-of-modern-webdev 🌟 16.5k+

A Big Picture, Thesaurus, and Taxonomy of Modern JavaScript Web Development.

GitHub logo dexteryy / spellbook-of-modern-webdev

A Big Picture, Thesaurus, and Taxonomy of Modern JavaScript Web Development

Spellbook of Modern Web Dev

A Big Picture, Thesaurus, and Taxonomy of Modern JavaScript Web Development

Spellbook of Modern Web Dev

  • This document originated from a bunch of most commonly used links and learning resources I sent to every new web developer on our full-stack web development team.
  • What I'm doing in this document now is trying to provide the complete view angle of modern web (app or page) development ruled by JavaScript, reflect technological advance and help developers to acquire APIs, libraries, tools, services, best practices and learning resource which are not outdated and most commonly used.
  • I hope this document can help one developer to have more power to do much more and much better, just like a spellbook does in fantasy worlds.
  • The JS/web technology is like an ocean of stuff you don’t know. Simply collecting more stuff or composing dozens of "awesome lists" into a single…

V. Best Practices 💯

14. WebFundamentals 🌟 13.8k+

Former git repo for WebFundamentals on Some of the best practices for modern web development.

GitHub logo google / WebFundamentals

Former git repo for WebFundamentals on

15. system-design-primer 🌟 244k+

Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards.

GitHub logo donnemartin / system-design-primer

Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards.

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The System Design Primer


Learn how to design large-scale systems.

Prep for the system design interview.

Learn how to design large-scale systems

Learning how to design scalable systems will help you become a better engineer.

System design is a broad topic. There is a vast amount of resources scattered throughout the web on system design principles.

This repo is an organized collection of resources to help you learn how to build systems at scale.

Learn from the open source community

This is a continually updated, open source project.

Contributions are welcome!

Prep for the system design interview

In addition…

16. clean-code-javascript 🌟 88k+

🛁 Clean Code concepts adapted for JavaScript. Software engineering principles from Robert C. Martin's book "Clean Code."

GitHub logo ryanmcdermott / clean-code-javascript

🛁 Clean Code concepts adapted for JavaScript


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Variables
  3. Functions
  4. Objects and Data Structures
  5. Classes
  6. SOLID
  7. Testing
  8. Concurrency
  9. Error Handling
  10. Formatting
  12. Translation


Humorous image of software quality estimation as a count of how many expletives you shout when reading code

Software engineering principles, from Robert C. Martin's book Clean Code adapted for JavaScript. This is not a style guide. It's a guide to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in JavaScript.

Not every principle herein has to be strictly followed, and even fewer will be universally agreed upon. These are guidelines and nothing more, but they are ones codified over many years of collective experience by the authors of Clean Code.

Our craft of software engineering is just a bit over 50 years old, and we are still learning a lot. When software architecture is as old as architecture itself, maybe then we will have harder rules to follow. For now, let these guidelines serve as a touchstone by which to assess the quality of the JavaScript…

VI. Projects 📂

17. realworld 🌟 77k+

Realworld allows you to choose any frontend (React, Vue, & more) and any backend (Node, Django, & more) and see how they power real-world, beautifully designed full-stack apps.

GitHub logo gothinkster / realworld

"The mother of all demo apps" — Exemplary fullstack clone powered by React, Angular, Node, Django, and many more

RealWorld Example Applications

See how the exact same clone (called Conduit) is built using different frontends and backends. Yes, you can mix and match them, because they all adhere to the same API spec 😮😎

While most "todo" demos provide an excellent cursory glance at a framework's capabilities, they typically don't convey the knowledge & perspective required to actually build real applications with it.

RealWorld solves this by allowing you to choose any frontend (React, Angular, & more) and any backend (Node, Django, & more) and see how they power a real-world, beautifully designed full-stack app called Conduit.

Read the full blog post announcing RealWorld on Medium.

Join us on GitHub Discussions! 🎉


Over 100 implementations have been created using various languages, libraries, and frameworks.

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18. build-your-own-x 🌟 241k+

Master programming by recreating your favourite technologies from scratch.

Wrapping Up 👋

Whether you're just starting or an expert developer this compilation ensures an approach, to mastering aspects of the field.

May your progress be as swift as the wind! 🚀

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Top comments (4)

esproc_spl profile image

esProc SPL is pretty good, and the more I learn, the more fun I get

georgexp97 profile image

Great post and great repositories, thanks!

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Arjun Vijay Prakash

Thanks for these kind words!

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Masimo Bagano

Vscode the most loved source-code code editor?!
Do people actually love microsoft garbage?

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