Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of GitHub’s Top 5 trending projects! The rankings were compiled only as far as Wednesday, but we included a bonus sixth project this week to make up for it.
#1: GitHub Résumé was featured in last week’s top 5 list.
#2: You Don’t Know JS
Consider it released. PayPal has set loose this Express-based Node.js Web app bootstrapping module and framework. Kraken is but one tentacle of the Kraken Suite, a secure and scalable layer that sits atop Grunt and Express with a more robust feature set. Kraken pulls apps down into the depths of open-source frameworks with support for externalized content, localization, compile-on-the-fly editing, environment-based configuration, and baked-in application security.
#5: Cosmic Sans Neue Mono
This playfully named programming font family from Jany Belluz was designed with functionality in mind. It includes a monospaced variant that Belluz describes as “the mutant child of Comic Sans and Helvetica Neue” that has “some wibbly-wobbly handwriting-like fuzziness that makes it unassumingly cool.” No further description needed.
Bonus project #6: Spark
Spark is a Chrome-based IDE built using Google’s newly released programming language, Dart. It has a reusable library of GUI widgets, and it marks Dart’s first significant leap into development tools.