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

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Creating a File Explorer with NW.js-Planning, Designing, and Development

Nowadays, when speaking of HTML5 desktop application development, one implies either NW.js or Electron. The first one has a shorter learning curve, which makes it a better choice for the beginning. Our first application will be a File Explorer. This sort of software is traditionally considered as a classical desktop application. I believe that you will find it exciting to build a File Explorer with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This chapter requires no skills in JavaScript frameworks, as we will use none. All you need is a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and plain JavaScript (including Node.js).

So, what are we up to? We will plan and sketch the project. We will set up the ...

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