Electron

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Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub.

What is Electron?

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
Electron is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.

Who is using it?

366 companies use Electron in their tech stacks, including Slack, Bepro Company, and Graphy.

Slack

Bepro Company

Graphy

Intuit

Oxylabs

Channel.io

Paralect

Shimo Website

Tutor Platform

Avocode

Mixmax for Web

araclx

Why developers like Electron

Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
Open source
Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
Because it's cross platform
Use Node.js in the Main Process