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Sciter vs SDL: What are the differences?

Sciter: An HTML/CSS/scripting engine designed to render modern desktop application UI. It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications; SDL: A cross-platform software development library. It is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D.

Sciter and SDL can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Sciter are:

  • Cross platform
  • Embeddable
  • Flexible

On the other hand, SDL provides the following key features:

  • Multiple window support
  • Hardware-accelerated 2D graphics
  • Better Unicode support
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Pros of Sciter
Pros of SDL
  • 3
    Use C++ API
  • 3
    Small bundle size
  • 3
    Faster than ElectronJS
  • 3
    Cross platform apps
  • 3
    Good for commercial projects
  • 1
    Actively being worked on
  • 1
    Cross-platform
  • 1
    Fast

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Cons of Sciter
Cons of SDL
  • 1
    No es open source
  • 1
    Ultralight si lo es,aunque hay módulos comerciales
  • 1
    Close source project
  • 1
    Less/bad documentation
  • 1
    Doesn't support Javascript
  • 1
    No GUI support

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What is Sciter?

It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.

What is SDL?

It is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D.

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    What are some alternatives to Sciter and SDL?
    Qt
    Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.
    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.
    Ultralight
    intended to be used for rendering HTML UI within games and desktop apps. The API is currently available for C++ and supports OpenGL 3.2+, Direct3D 11, and Metal 2.
    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.
    Qt5
    It is a full development framework with tools designed to streamline the creation of applications and user interfaces for desktop, embedded, and mobile platforms.
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