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Electron vs Electron Fiddle: What are the differences?

Electron: Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub. 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 Fiddle: Create, run, package, and share experiments with Electron. Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. Start with a template & choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then, save your Fiddle either as a GitHub Gist or to a local folder. Once pushed to GitHub, anyone can quickly try your Fiddle out by just entering it in the address bar.

Electron and Electron Fiddle can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools.

Electron and Electron Fiddle are both open source tools. It seems that Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Electron Fiddle with 3.64K GitHub stars and 141 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Electron
Pros of Electron Fiddle
  • 66
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 51
    Open source
  • 13
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 7
    Because it's cross platform
  • 3
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
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    Cons of Electron
    Cons of Electron Fiddle
    • 17
      Uses a lot of memory
    • 8
      User experience never as good as a native app
    • 4
      No proper documentation
    • 4
      Does not native
    • 1
      Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
    • 1
      Wrong reference for dom inspection
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      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.

      What is Electron Fiddle?

      Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. Start with a template & choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then, save your Fiddle either as a GitHub Gist or to a local folder. Once pushed to GitHub, anyone can quickly try your Fiddle out by just entering it in the address bar.

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