Building desktop apps with Electron

Electron is a super cool technology, it takes all the fuss out if setting up a server in the cloud. You can build apps and just run them locally. Better yet, you can access files in your local file System!

The documentation is quite good, lots of examples, etc.

Electron has a decent sized list of apps that are powered using the technology.

Structuring your app is a little different, but I’ve found a structure which I think works for me, which involves putting all your application logic in the main.js (server) file and then all the view logic in separate (client) files. I have looked through a series of examples and this seems to be the cleanest so far!

I’ve run into my first big issue around the Final build size > 1GB. Now what?

Definitely curious to hear other people’s thoughts on electron!

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