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Cross-platform Desktop Application Development: Electron, Node, NW.js, and React by Dmitry Sheiko

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The application blueprint

By File Explorer, I mean a small program that allows navigating through the filesystem and performs basic operations on the files, which can be expressed with the following user stories:

  • As a user, I can see the content of the current directory
  • As a user, I can navigate through the filesystem
  • As a user, I can open a file in the default associated program
  • As a user, I can delete a file
  • As a user, I can copy a file in the clipboard and paste it later in a new location
  • As a user, I can open the folder containing the file with the system file manager
  • As a user, I can close the application window
  • As a user, I can minimize the application window
  • As a user, I can maximize and restore the application window
  • As a user, I ...

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