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Electron vs Sciter: What are the differences?

What is Electron? 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.

What is Sciter? An HTML/CSS/scripting engine designed to render modern desktop application UI. It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.

Electron and Sciter can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Electron are:

  • Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with Chromium and Node.js to build your app.
  • Electron is open source
  • maintained by GitHub and an active community.

On the other hand, Sciter provides the following key features:

  • Cross platform
  • Embeddable
  • Flexible

Electron is an open source tool with 76.7K GitHub stars and 10.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Electron's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Electron
Pros of Sciter
  • 66
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 50
    Open source
  • 12
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 6
    Because it's cross platform
  • 3
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 3
    Use C++ API
  • 3
    Small bundle size
  • 3
    Faster than ElectronJS
  • 3
    Cross platform apps
  • 3
    Good for commercial projects

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Cons of Electron
Cons of Sciter
  • 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
  • 1
    No es open source
  • 1
    Ultralight si lo es,aunque hay módulos comerciales
  • 1
    Close source project
  • 1
    Less/bad documentation
  • 1
    Doesn't support Javascript

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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 Sciter?

It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.

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