Electron vs Node.js: What are the differences?
Electron belongs to "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category of the tech stack, while Node.js can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
"Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications" is the primary reason why developers consider Electron over the competitors, whereas "Npm" was stated as the key factor in picking Node.js.
Electron and Node.js are both open source tools. Electron with 74.4K GitHub stars and 9.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Node.js with 35.5K GitHub stars and 7.78K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Node.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4054 company stacks & 3897 developers stacks; compared to Electron, which is listed in 213 company stacks and 366 developer stacks.