So far I’m really impressed with how the development is going with Electron. I’ve been able to sort out some frustrating situations to the extent where I’m now uploading the code to GitHub
The app I’m working on currently requires two browser windows. An initial user interface that then leads into another window once the user makes a choice. Typically this kind of thing would be a no brainer in html, but it gave me a few challenges as in Electron the behaviour can be quite frustrating.
Many years ago in a galaxy far, far away I developed an application to manage and read my comic books. I developed it in a Windows environment and used C# Dot Net to build it. It worked just great and I still use it today.
It’s actually one of the things I use that prevents me from going full Linux on my home desktop. So I decided I’d see if I could remedy that by replacing it with a cross platform solution using Electron.
If nothing else it would provide me with an opportunity to learn how to use Electron & Node.js
I figured this was pretty cool. An editor created using Electron, that you can use to create Electron apps.
Also Microsoft have just released Visual Studio Code, which is actually made using Electron!
I’ll certainly be trying our Atom in place of Brackets for a while.
I’ve run into Node.js a few times and kinda struggled with just what it’s all about. I’ve decided to have a bit of a poke at trying to develop an application that is cross platform and runs locally on either Windows or Linux, maybe even the fruit stuff and ran into Electron.
I’ll confess to being completely lost as to how to even begin. Setting it up seemed confusing in the documentation. In reality it pretty much fell onto my Windows machine once I figured it out.