GitHub now hosts over 100 million repositories

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Today, the immensely popular social coding platform GitHub announced it now hosts over 100 million repositories.

In addition, the platform announced new information about its userbase. GitHub now supports 31 million developers, who collectively have created over 1.1 billion contributions.

These contributions have taken place across a variety of projects, both closed and open-source. GitHub hosts the majority of major open-source projects, including WordPress, Drupal, and TensorFlow.

According to GitHub, the most popular project of 2018 was Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code, a cross-platform text editor built with web technologies with the Electron engine.

React Native, TensorFlow, Angular, and Azure’s documentation occupied positions two-to-five.

Much of GitHub’s user growth is taking place outside of the United States, where the company


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