Chapter 2. Your first Electron application

This chapter covers

  • Structuring and setting up an Electron application
  • Generating a package.json, and configuring it to work with Electron in development
  • Including a prebuilt version of Electron for your platform in your project
  • Configuring your package.json to start up your main process
  • Creating renderer processes from your main process
  • Taking advantage of Electron’s relaxed sandboxing restrictions to build functionality that normally would not be possible inside of the browser
  • Using Electron’s built-in modules to side-step some common issues

In chapter 1, we discussed what Electron is at a high level. That said, this book is called Electron in Action, right? In this chapter, we learn the ropes ...

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