Chapter 12. Persisting user data and using native Node.js modules

This chapter covers

  • Using Node.js modules built with C++ in your main and renderer processes
  • Getting the correct versions of your dependencies for Electron’s version of Node
  • Using SQLite and IndexedDB databases to persist data
  • Storing user-specific application data in the operating system’s designated location

In chapter 11, we built a small application to track items we needed to pack between trips. By the end of the chapter, we got the UI working, but the application still had a fatal flaw: it lost all of its data whenever the page refreshed. That’s a bit of a deal killer for an application that is allegedly supposed to help you remember things. Fire Sale was working with ...

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