Modern desktop apps built with Electron

Building cross-platform desktop applications with JavaScript, HTML and CSS for Mac, Linux or Windows only with one framework - Electron.

Electron Software Development

WE USED ELECTRON WHILE WORKING WITH GREAT COMPANIES

WHY WE USE ELECTRON AT BRAINHUB?


Electron is a framework based on Node.js and Chromium that enable to build a desktop applications with usage of standard web technologies like HTML, CSS and of course JavaScript. The desktop apps built with Electron can be easily packaged for Mac, Linux or Windows.



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How it works?

A huge advantage of Electron is that you could build desktop apps with well-known web technologies - HTML, CSS and JavaScript and get them running on Mac, Linux or Windows.

One can build application dedicated to different operating systems using a common codebase. Thanks to awesome Node.js capabilities you could not only use Electron to build a standard stand-alone applications, but even desktop apps, which control external devices like cameras, TV and many other devices.

Think about Electron as a React Native for desktop applications. If you are not familiar with React Native, it's one of the most trending frameworks built by Facebook to build Native Mobile applications.

PS. Check our last blog post about the most popular resources about Electron in 2016



Introduction to Electron by Brainhub

Learn more on how to use Electron for your first project with our Introduction to Electron

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Thanks to well known technology stack, a developer can reuse blazingly fast implement a prototype that is easy to pivot or to develop further up a production application. The tremendous NPM repository makes possible to build desktop apps taking advantage of ready made libraries, which are supporting most problems the application developer would like to solve. Since the working environent is familiar for those who work with node.js, the team can use the same development process, in terms of testing, building and deploying the product.

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We don’t like to talk about it when we can show it and there’s many examples to choose from. Some of the most successful companies out there have built their apps with Electron: Slack, Tidal, Basecamp, GitHub and Microsoft to name just a few.

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