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Electron

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Proton Native

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React Desktop

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Pros of Electron
Pros of Proton Native
Pros of React Desktop
  • 69
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 53
    Open source
  • 14
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 8
    Because it's cross platform
  • 4
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 3
    Full cross plataform
  • 3
    Very fast
  • 2
    Lightweight
  • 1
    React style
  • 1
    Is native
  • 0
    Code reuse with react native apps
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    Cons of Electron
    Cons of Proton Native
    Cons of React Desktop
    • 18
      Uses a lot of memory
    • 8
      User experience never as good as a native app
    • 4
      No proper documentation
    • 4
      Does not native
    • 1
      Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
    • 1
      Wrong reference for dom inspection
    • 1
      Low community for the moment
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      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 Proton Native?

      Create native desktop applications through a React syntax, on all platforms.

      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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      What are some alternatives to Electron, Proton Native, and React Desktop?
      Photon
      The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
      React Native Desktop
      Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      React
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      JavaScript
      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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