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Photon vs React Desktop: What are the differences?

Developers describe Photon as "Framework for Electron apps". 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. On the other hand, React Desktop is detailed as "React UI Components for OS X El Capitan and Windows 10". react-desktop is a JavaScript library built ontop of Facebook's React library, which aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 components. react-desktop works perfectly with node-webkit and Electron.js, but can be used in any JavaScript powered project!.

Photon and React Desktop belong to "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category of the tech stack.

Photon and React Desktop are both open source tools. Photon with 9.04K GitHub stars and 519 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Desktop with 8.29K GitHub stars and 418 GitHub forks.

What is 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.

What is React Desktop?

react-desktop is a JavaScript library built ontop of Facebook's React library, which aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 components. react-desktop works perfectly with node-webkit and Electron.js, but can be used in any JavaScript powered project!
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          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.
          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.
          Nativefier
          Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux.
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