Electron vs Qt5: What are the differences?
Electron and Qt5 belong to "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Electron are:
- Electron is open source
- maintained by GitHub and an active community.
On the other hand, Qt5 provides the following key features:
- full development framework
- Internationalization support
- embedded toolchains
Electron is an open source tool with 75.9K GitHub stars and 9.94K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Electron's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Electron has a broader approval, being mentioned in 291 company stacks & 1933 developers stacks; compared to Qt5, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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