The whole value proposition of Electron and the use of web technologies is portability across platforms. Electron isn’t the first to attempt this. NW.js (formerly node-webkit), Qt, Adobe AIR (now defunct), all preceded it. Even for the platforms that fail, the fact so many have tried the same approach should be a clear indicator of what the market…
This is mostly in response to other comments (I wrote NVM for Windows):
NVM4W requires administrative privileges because Windows requires them to create symlinks. Every time you run “nvm use x.x.x”, NVM4W updates the symlink to point to the specified installation. There is no way to get around this permission issue because…
What Meteor is doing is certainly interesting (thanks for sharing!), though they’re certainly not the first. I’m pretty sure Polyfill.io hit the market first.
I should probably rephrase that particular part of the article, because I was trying to make the point that the browser won’t support more than one version of…
Great article… strange stuff. I touched on some of this too from a slightly different perspectie in https://medium.com/@goldglovecb/npm-needs-a-personal-trainer-537e0f8859c6#.gfac0xq8e
As a community, it seems like a code quality/footprint tool would be useful… perhaps something in the vein of Docker’s https://imagelayers.io.
Slack is slacking :-)
HipChat provides developers a means to create GUI’s with the HipChat Connect API.
Ev Williams — is that along the lines of what you envisioned?
I agree with your sentiment here. Use the right tool for the job at hand, starting with understanding what the job is in the first place.
Several folks have mentioned Google isn’t using Angular on their sites, but nobody has mentioned what they do use. It’s a mix, but several major Google web properties have moved to Polymer…
I’m totally biased (since I wrote the software), but I use Fenix Web Server daily for realtime collaboration on web projects… and I use it for rapid file sharing too (for large files). For app-less ambient noise, I use Coffitivity. I also use Momentum & Flux. For FTP-like activities, I use Cyberduck (free).
The README is always included, as indicated in the article. Keeping tests on disk may be useful for the module developer, but it’s a crappy user experience for the end user. I don’t believe it’s worth the trade off, because it comes across lazy/unprofessionally. Imagine if Microsoft distributed their unit tests for Word in the release.