What is Proton Native and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Proton Native
- React Native
- React Desktop
It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms. ...
It is a full development framework with tools designed to streamline the creation of applications and user interfaces for desktop, embedded, and mobile platforms. ...
It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language. ...
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Proton Native alternatives & related posts
- Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications66
- Open source50
- Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code12
- Because it's cross platform6
- Use Node.js in the Main Process3
- Uses a lot of memory17
- User experience never as good as a native app8
- No proper documentation4
- Does not native4
- Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs1
- Wrong reference for dom inspection1
related Electron posts
Slack's new desktop application was launched for macOS. It was built using Electron for a faster, frameless look with a host of background improvements for a superior Slack experience. Instead of adopting a complete-in-box approach taken by other apps, Slack prefers a hybrid approach where some of the assets are loaded as part of the app, while others are made available remotely. Slack's original desktop app was written using the MacGap v1 framework using WebView to host web content within the native app frame. But it was difficult to upgrade with new features only available to Apple's WKWebView and moving to this view called for a total application rewrite.
Electron brings together Chromium's rendering engine with the Node.js runtime and module system. The new desktop app is now based on an ES6 + async/await React application is currently being moved gradually to TypeScript. Electron functions on Chromium's multi-process model, with each Slack team signed into a separate process and memory space. It also helps prevent remote content to directly access desktop features using a feature called WebView Element which creates a fresh Chromium renderer process and assigns rendering of content for its hosting renderer. Additional security can be ensured by preventing Node.js modules from leaking into the API surface and watching out for APIs with file paths. Communication between processes on Electron is carried out via electron-remote, a pared-down, zippy version of Electron's remote module, which makes implementing the web apps UI much easier.
The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Apple’s WebView to host web content inside of a native app frame. As this approach continued to present product limitations, Slack decided to migrate the desktop app to Electron. Electron is a platform that combines the rendering engine from Chromium and the Node.js runtime and module system. The desktop app is written as a modern ES6 + async/await React application.
For the desktop app, Slack takes a hybrid approach, wherein some of the assets ship as part of the app, but most of their assets and code are loaded remotely.
- Learn once write everywhere204
- Cross platform166
- Native ios components118
- Built by facebook67
- Easy to learn62
- Bridges me into ios development43
- It's just react40
- No compile39
- Virtual Dom12
- Insanely fast develop / test cycle11
- Great community10
- Easy setup9
- Backed by Facebook9
- It is free and open source9
- Native android components8
- Highly customizable7
- Everything component6
- Win win solution of hybrid app6
- Great errors6
- Not dependent on anything such as Angular5
- OTA update4
- Awesome, easy starting from scratch4
- Easy to use3
- As good as Native without any performance concerns3
- Web development meets Mobile development2
- Hot reload2
- Over the air update (Flutter lacks)2
- 'It's just react'2
- Many salary2
- Can be incrementally added to existing native apps2
- Built by facebook18
- Cant use CSS12
- 30 FPS Limit4
- Some compenents not truly native2
- Generate large apk even for a simple app2
related React Native posts
I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.
I'm working as one of the engineering leads in RunaHR. As our platform is a Saas, we thought It'd be good to have an API (We chose Ruby and Rails for this) and a SPA (built with React and Redux ) connected. We started the SPA with Create React App since It's pretty easy to start.
We use Jest as the testing framework and react-testing-library to test React components. In Rails we make tests using RSpec.
Our main database is PostgreSQL, but we also use MongoDB to store some type of data. We started to use Redis for cache and other time sensitive operations.
We have a couple of extra projects: One is an Employee app built with React Native and the other is an internal back office dashboard built with Next.js for the client and Python in the backend side.
related React Desktop posts
- Easy to make cross platform & resource efficient apps1
- Has React & Vue support named (react|vue)-nodegui1
- It uses Qode which is a fork of Node to be used with QT1
- No webkit thus super resource efficient1
- Its not hybrid & fully native.1
- Rich API which binds C++ QT1
- Doesn't have x86 support1
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- Community support less than qt1
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- Fast enough1
- Very good documentation1
- Open source1
- Cross platform1
- Easy to learn and use1
related Qt5 posts
- Easy to install2
- Lightweigt by only being 12 mb1
- Has only 2d2