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Electron

Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

If you can build a website, you can build a desktop app. Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) is an open-source framework developed and maintained by GitHub. Electron allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using web technologies: It combines the Chromium rendering engine and the Node.js runtime. Electron is the main GUI framework behind several notable open-source projects including Atom, GitHub DesktopLight TableVisual Studio Code, and WordPress Desktop.

Wikipedia

We use it at United Networks

We’ve developed several internal applications like :

  • Invoicing tools ;
  • Monitoring tools ;
  • Communication tools.

Applications that use Electron

Quick introduction to Electron

References

Eletron website: https://www.electronjs.org/
GitHub project: https://github.com/electron
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/electronjs