Easy cross-platform app dev with GitHub's Electron

An application shell for apps built using Web technologies, Electron lets developers use Node.js to build and run desktop applications

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GitHub’s Electron is rapidly gaining popularity for building cross-platform applications. An open source application shell for apps built using Web technologies, Electron is a spin-off of GitHub’s famed Atom editor.

Electron is based on Node.js and HTML5, so it has gained broad support; companies like Microsoft are using it to build its Visual Studio Code and Slack for the desktop endpoints of its collaboration platform. In fact, Electron is perhaps best thought of as a way to use Node.js to build and run desktop applications.

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