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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 React Native Desktop?

Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.

What is ReactNativeEverywhere?

Starter kit to target multiple platforms 馃寪 馃摫 馃捇 with react-native' APIs. Cut out the time and effort it takes to setup the project(based on create-react-app). Achieve 'Write once use everywhere' with react-native (though react strictly says 'Learn once use anywhere').
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            What are some alternatives to Electron, React Native Desktop, and ReactNativeEverywhere?
            Photon
            The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
            React Native
            React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
            JavaFX
            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.
            Element
            Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.
            Hazel
            This project lets you deploy an update server for Electron apps with ease: You only need to run a single command and fill out two text fields.
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            The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Apple鈥檚 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.

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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.

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            Avatar of Chris Saylor
            Chris Saylor uses ElectronElectron

            Our application began as an HTML5 browser game, however we decided to leverage certain native parts of desktop applications by wrapping our client code into Electron. This also allowed us to not have to worry about compatibility across all the various browsers.

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            HyVive uses ElectronElectron

            Our Web Applications are served on our Desktops by Electron. This allows us to have native apps running on our Workstations without having too many Browser Tabs open at the same time.

            Avatar of PawByte
            PawByte uses ElectronElectron

            Electron is the current preferred method to convert games made in the Game Pencil Editor for desktop support.

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            Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses ElectronElectron

            Implement a web-service using your favorite tools but sell a desktop application for oblivious windows users.

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            Ralic Lo uses ElectronElectron

            Used Electron to package single page web application as a desktop application.

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