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Vue.js vuex Vue Router Quasar Framework Electron Node.js npm Yarn Git GitHub Netlify My tech stack that helps me develop quickly and efficiently. Wouldn't want it any other way.
I'm building most projects using: Server: either Fastify (all projects going forward) or ExpressJS on Node.js (existing, previously) on the server side, and Client app: either Vuetify (currently) or Quasar Framework (going forward) on Vue.js with vuex on Electron for the UI to deliver both web-based and desktop applications for multiple platforms.
The direct support for Android and iOS in Quasar Framework will make it my go-to client UI platform for any new client-side or web work. On the server, I'll probably use Fastly for all my server work, unless I get into Go more in the future.
Update: The mobile support in Quasar is not a sufficiently compelling reason to move me from Vuetify. I have decided to stick with Vuetify for a UI for Vue, as it is richer in components and enables a really great-looking professional result. For mobile platforms, I will just use Cordova to wrap the Vue+Vuetify app for mobile, and Electron to wrap it for desktop platforms.
Hi, I'm a web dev and am using Electron for a desktop app. Now I have to develop a mobile app with the following features:
- Posting/uploading files by users, private messaging between users, download files, moderation of the uploads, push notification of new posts.
- Mods can ban users and delete files.
- Share buttons from the library folder of the user phone.
- When a user uploads a photo, a pencil tool for deleting staff on the pic.
Which tool is better for such a project?
Thanks in advance
I'm currently doing some research to build a full cross-platform system that our personnel will use for various management and selling purposes, this is just a first step to migrate (and clean, lots of cleaning) a gigantic and obsolete system made in Java 7 with a nightmarish coupling between logic and view layers.
Since the system itself is considerably large, we are currently migrating the essential modules of its logic to an ExpressJS driven Restful API.
As a complementary project, I must find a way to share the highest possible amount of view code while achieving said cross-platform capacity.
My approach is the following:
- Angular 7+ and Ionic 5 for Android and iOS.
- Angular 7+ for the web.
- Angular 7+ and Electron for Desktop.
Angular is the common part, and considering that
Ionic can work on any platform, i'm wondering what is the best way to achieve a non-conflicting integration of
Electron.js to the very-commonly-used
Angular+Ionic Stack for both Mobile and Web development?
I've stumbled with a quite good template build called
Polyonic but I would love to hear more about the matter before taking such a long-lasting decision.
I would like to share my stack in Web/Mobile application Development for Mid Sized Applications.
Project-1 : Laravel + jQuery + Android Java + IOS Swift
Project-2 : Node.js + React + React Native + Electron.
This is my current Stack, Can you comment on my selection and add your thoughts if my choice is a perfect match? Thanks
- Electron is open source
- maintained by GitHub and an active community.
- Electron apps build and run on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
- Automatic updates
- Crash reporting
- Windows installers
- Debugging & profiling
- Native menus & notifications