How do I track new projects on Github (are there any RSS feeds, scrapable pages or a web app to the same effect)?

On similar open-source hosting/aggregating sites:

NOTE: SourceForge has been found distributing adware/malware with the binary installers, so should not be trusted at all.

Freecode is the simplest case, but it is unfortunately rather stable and does not reflect my core interests or find new projects sufficiently fast.

  • Your question prompted me to look at Sourceforge for the first time in years, and I have to say I was really shocked by all the Microsoft ads. How things have changed!
    – Dmitri
    Jun 13, 2013 at 17:47
  • @Dmitri - what ads? :) (good to have some well-tuned blockers) I would also include codeplex etc. in the watchlist, but GitHub tends to attract more stuff nowadays. Jun 13, 2013 at 17:52
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    This question might be better asked on Web Applications, but you might need to reword it as it currently reads a bit like a "list of X" question (the only answer you got was a link only answer).
    – ChrisF
    Jun 15, 2013 at 10:19
  • @ChrisF - I'm going to add details on GitHub Developers' API into the question. Jun 15, 2013 at 21:19
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    Hey Deer Hunter, I've removed the answer part from your question prior to migration, because... answers should be posted as answers ;) You can find it in the revision history of your original question, and you can (and should) post it as an answer here.
    – user15196
    Jun 17, 2013 at 22:57

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GitHub has a developers' API which can be accessed from an unregistered user at the rate of 60 queries per hour.

To see how many queries remain, use this GET endpoint: https://api.github.com/rate_limit

To obtain the list of repositories, this GET endpoint is used: https://api.github.com/repositories

For more details on pagination (30 items per request by default) and other parameters see the docs.


For github you may have a look at


Note: Not all feeds are working.

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    Ugh, sorry - "not all feeds are working" is an understatement. Jun 13, 2013 at 17:42
  • Sorry for the quick reversal, must wrap my head around that site. EDIT: Not having a Fortran feed is cruel... Jun 13, 2013 at 17:44

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