© Chris Griffith, Leif Wells 2017

Chris Griffith and Leif Wells, Electron: From Beginner to Pro, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2826-5_1

1. Welcome to Electron

Chris Griffith and Leif Wells2

(1)San Diego, California, USA

(2)Atlanta, Georgia, USA

GitHub Electron (or simply Electron) allows you to build desktop applications using just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Sounds like a pretty ambitious statement to make. But it is indeed true, just as Apache Cordova (also known as PhoneGap) enables you to create mobile applications also with just HTML, CSS, JS, and so does Electron for the desktop.

Originally released in July 2013 by Cheng Zhao, an engineer at Github, it was part of their effort to produce a new code editor, Atom. Initially, the project was ...

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