What is Photon and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Photon
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Photon alternatives & related posts
- Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications66
- Open source50
- Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code12
- Because it's cross platform6
- Use Node.js in the Main Process3
- Uses a lot of memory17
- User experience never as good as a native app8
- No proper documentation4
- Does not native4
- Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs1
- Wrong reference for dom inspection1
related Electron posts
The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Apple’s WebView to host web content inside of a native app frame. As this approach continued to present product limitations, Slack decided to migrate the desktop app to Electron. Electron is a platform that combines the rendering engine from Chromium and the Node.js runtime and module system. The desktop app is written as a modern ES6 + async/await React application.
For the desktop app, Slack takes a hybrid approach, wherein some of the assets ship as part of the app, but most of their assets and code are loaded remotely.
Slack's new desktop application was launched for macOS. It was built using Electron for a faster, frameless look with a host of background improvements for a superior Slack experience. Instead of adopting a complete-in-box approach taken by other apps, Slack prefers a hybrid approach where some of the assets are loaded as part of the app, while others are made available remotely. Slack's original desktop app was written using the MacGap v1 framework using WebView to host web content within the native app frame. But it was difficult to upgrade with new features only available to Apple's WKWebView and moving to this view called for a total application rewrite.
Electron brings together Chromium's rendering engine with the Node.js runtime and module system. The new desktop app is now based on an ES6 + async/await React application is currently being moved gradually to TypeScript. Electron functions on Chromium's multi-process model, with each Slack team signed into a separate process and memory space. It also helps prevent remote content to directly access desktop features using a feature called WebView Element which creates a fresh Chromium renderer process and assigns rendering of content for its hosting renderer. Additional security can be ensured by preventing Node.js modules from leaking into the API surface and watching out for APIs with file paths. Communication between processes on Electron is carried out via electron-remote, a pared-down, zippy version of Electron's remote module, which makes implementing the web apps UI much easier.
- Open source446
- Modular design342
- Beautiful UI316
- Github integration170
- Backed by github147
- Built with node.js119
- Web native113
- Cross platform18
- Multicursor support5
- Nice UI5
- TypeScript editor5
- cli start3
- Simple but powerful3
- Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable3
- Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR3
- Code readability2
- Smart TypeScript code completion2
- It's powerful2
- Well documented2
- "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness1
- works with GitLab1
- full support1
- vim support1
- Split-Tab Layout1
- Consistent UI on all platforms1
- User friendly1
- Hackable and Open Source1
- Made by github. YAY1
- Slow with large files19
- Slow startup6
- Most of the time packages are hard to find.2
- Cannot Run code with F51
- Can be easily Modified1
related Atom posts
But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:
- your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
- it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
- I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen
The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.
We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text
- 1 free instance without CC forever?1
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- Community support less than qt1
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- Fast enough1
- Very good documentation1
- Open source1
- Cross platform1
- Easy to learn and use1
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- Easy to install2
- Lightweigt by only being 12 mb1
- Has only 2d2
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- Very complete solution3
- Buggy in parts2