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Electron vs pygame: What are the differences?

Developers describe Electron as "Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub". 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. On the other hand, pygame is detailed as "Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications". It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language.

Electron and pygame are primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" and "Game Development" tools respectively.

Electron is an open source tool with 76.4K GitHub stars and 10K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Electron's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Electron
Pros of pygame
  • 66
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 51
    Open source
  • 13
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 7
    Because it's cross platform
  • 3
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 3
    Easy to install
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Lightweigt by only being 12 mb

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Cons of Electron
Cons of pygame
  • 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
  • 2
    Has only 2d
  • 1
    Slow

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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 pygame?

It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language.

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