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Eel

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Electron

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Pros of Eel
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      Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
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      Open source
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      Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
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      Because it's cross platform
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      Use Node.js in the Main Process
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      Cons of Eel
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        • 17
          Uses a lot of memory
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          User experience never as good as a native app
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          No proper documentation
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          Does not native
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          Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
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          Wrong reference for dom inspection
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          What is Eel?

          Python3 library for making simple Electron-like offline HTML/JS GUI apps, with full access to Python capabilities and libraries. It hosts a local webserver, then lets you annotate functions in Python so that they can be called from Javascript, and vice versa.

          What is Electron?

          With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

          What is React Desktop?

          react-desktop is a JavaScript library built ontop of Facebook's React library, which aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 components. react-desktop works perfectly with node-webkit and Electron.js, but can be used in any JavaScript powered project!

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