Happy 2015, GitHubbers! To kick off the new year, we’re retooling our weekly feature showcasing the most popular open-source projects on GitHub. Instead of simply listing the Top 5 trending projects each week, SD Times editors will put the spotlight on one particular open-source software project we feel is unique or brings something new and exciting to the table. This won’t always be a project in the Top 5 or even one that’s necessarily new, but it’ll always be a piece of open-source software worth taking a closer look at.
Underneath our Editor’s Pick you’ll still find an abridged Top 5 list.
Editor’s Pick: io.js
Node.js, currently at version 0.10.35, does not yet support the majority of the ECMAScript 6 features as it is still running an outdated V8 build.
“The choice to release as 1.0.x was not to signify that io.js should be considered production-ready, but because it was a significant enough release from Node.js to warrant a major version increment,” the io.js FAQ stated.