There Are Now More Than 2,000 Projects Referencing Vulkan On GitHub
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 12 April 2018 at 07:49 AM EDT. Add A Comment
As another milestone for the Vulkan API, as of today there are more than 2,000 projects referencing Vulkan on GitHub!

It was nearly one year ago to the day (19 April) that Vulkan had 1,000 project mentions on GitHub while overnight that threshold crossed 2,000.

Granted, the GitHub search isn't looking at projects necessarily offering a full Vulkan code implementation, but could be a Vulkan mention within code documentation saying it's coming soon, etc. But for comparison, "Direct3D 12" has just 39 hits on GitHub (or 101 for D3D12), 207 for D3D11 / 99 for Direct 3D 11, or 33,741 for OpenGL. Overall, not bad for Vulkan's continued rise and this graphics/compute API just over two years old.

You can check out the many Vulkan open-source projects on GitHub. Among the many high profile open-source Vulkan projects on GitHub are the Vulkan specifications and Vulkan CTS itself from Khronos, Vulkano for the Vulkan Rust bindings, DXVK as the quickly-maturing Direct3D 11 over Vulkan implementation, many different open-source game engines, RenderDoc and other Vulkan debuggers, and around two-thousand other projects. Of the 2,000 projects, over 1,100 of them are in C++, another 209 in C, 98 in Rust, and 77 in Java.
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