Open Source Node.js projects you should consider joining!

In the world of programming, one of the most compelling reasons to get involved in the communities arising roundabout certain projects, programming languages as well as shared goals and beliefs, lies in the great opportunity of driving innovation and success through participation.

Involvement and contribution are particularly capitalized in the Node.js community throughout the promotion of open source adoption. In a nutshell, increased open source projects adoption is due to the possibility of lowering development costs while driving a substantial amount of innovation and complexity into your technology.

On the other hand, amongst the reasons to get involved in open source projects listed by developers, the rewarding experience both in terms of making great connections and working with a bunch of great developers outside your usual work-circle, as well as enhancing your skills and gaining valuable experience contributing in the creation of various fields are some of the most frequently cited.

Builtinnode encourages open source participation and therefore we would like to showcase some great projects that could benefit from the input of talented developers and would also empower them with a meaningful know-how and valuable experience.

Atom (Github: atom/atomAtom is a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

npm (Github: npm/npm-wwwis the package manager for Node.js. It was created in 2009 as an open source project to help JavaScript developers easily share packaged modules of code. The npm Registry is a public collection of packages of open-source code for Node.js, front-end web apps, mobile apps, robots, routers, and countless other needs of the JavaScript community. npm is the command line client that allows developers to install and publish those packages.

crux (Github: PearlVentures/Cruxis a Node.js bootstrapping framework designed with extensibility in mind for fast application prototyping and production-ready applications. It comes with a set of core components suitable for almost any kind of front-end (angular, commonjs, browserify, sass/less, watchers) or back-end (express promisified routing, mysql, mongodb, redis, tasks & caching) projects. It also allows the developer to plug in components and load them on-demand.

PencilBlue (Github: pencilblue/pencilblue) is a full featured Node.js CMS and blogging platform (plugins, server cluster management, data-driven pages). By releasing the source code of PencilBlue to the public, they’re allowing for the type of community collaboration that turns a great platform into a game changer.

Cozy (Github: cozy/cozy) is a Personal Cloud you can hostm customize and fully control. It allows you to sync your contacts, calendars and files between your devices and your personal server and add your own services to leverage your personal data.The platform and the deployed apps are based on Node.js.

Are you currently involved in a Node.js based open-source project? Tell us more!