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Pros of Electron
Pros of Qt
  • 66
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 50
    Open source
  • 11
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 6
    Because it's cross platform
  • 3
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 12
    High Performance
  • 10
  • 10
    Declarative, easy and flexible UI
  • 9
    Cross platform
  • 7
    Fast prototyping
  • 7
    Up to date framework
  • 7
    Easiest integration with C++
  • 5
    Safe 2D Renderer
  • 4
    HW Accelerated UI
  • 4
    Multiple license including Open Source and Commercial
  • 4
    Great Community Support
  • 4
  • 2
    True cross-platform framework with native code compile
  • 2
    Game Engine like UI system
  • 2
    JIT and QML Compiler
  • 2
    Been using it since the 90s - runs anywhere does it all
  • 1
    Pure C++
  • 1
    No history of broken compatibility with a major version
  • 1
    Reliable for industrial use
  • 0
    From high to low level coding
  • 0
    Easy Integrating to DX and OpenGL and Vulkan
  • 0
    Great mobile support with Felgo add-on

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Cons of Electron
Cons of Qt
  • 17
    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
  • 4
  • 4
    C++ is not so productive
  • 1
    Lack of libraries
  • 1
    Not detailed documentation
  • 1
    Lack of community support

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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 Qt?

Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.

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