What is React Native Desktop and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to React Native Desktop
Create native desktop applications through a React syntax, on all platforms
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- Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications61
- Open source45
- Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code10
- Because it's cross platform4
- Use Node.js in the Main Process3
- Uses a lot of memory13
- User experience never as good as a native app7
- Does not native4
- No proper documentation3
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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.
- Very fast3
- Full cross plataform2
- React style1
- Is native1
- Code reuse with react native apps0
- Low community for the moment0
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- Learn once write everywhere196
- Cross platform158
- Native ios components114
- Built by facebook65
- Easy to learn59
- Bridges me into ios development43
- No compile39
- It's just react38
- Virtual Dom11
- Insanely fast develop / test cycle10
- Backed by Facebook9
- Native android components8
- It is free and open source8
- Easy setup8
- Great community8
- Highly customizable7
- Great errors6
- Win win solution of hybrid app6
- Everything component6
- Not dependent on anything such as Angular5
- OTA update4
- Awesome, easy starting from scratch4
- As good as Native without any performance concerns3
- Easy to use3
- Many salary2
- Can be incrementally added to existing native apps2
- Hot reload2
- Over the air update (Flutter lacks)2
- 'It's just react'2
- Web development meets Mobile development2
- Built by facebook17
- Cant use CSS11
- Some compenents not truly native2
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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.
- Community support less than qt1
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- Very complete solution3
- Buggy in parts1