Electron (software framework)

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Electron
Electron 0.36.4 Icon.png
Developer(s)GitHub
Initial release15 July 2013; 5 years ago (2013-07-15)[1]
Stable release
3.0.10 / 19 November 2018; 26 days ago (2018-11-19)[2][3]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++, JavaScript, Objective-C++, Python and Objective-C
Operating systemWindows, Linux and macOS
Platformx86, x86-64, ARM
LicenseMIT License[4]
Websitehttps://electronjs.org/

Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell[5]) is an open-source framework developed and maintained by GitHub.[6] Electron allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using front and back end components originally developed for web applications: Node.js runtime for the backend and Chromium for the frontend. Electron is the main GUI framework behind several notable open-source projects including GitHub's Atom[7] and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code[8] source code editors, the Tidal music streaming service desktop application and the Light Table[9] IDE, in addition to the freeware desktop client for the Discord chat service.

Applications using Electron[edit]

A number of desktop applications are built with Electron including:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "electron/electron". GitHub. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Release Notes". github.com. GitHub. 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://electronjs.org/releases
  4. ^ "electron/LICENSE at master". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  5. ^ Sawicki, Kevin (23 April 2015). "Atom Shell is now Electron". Atom. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. ^ "electron/electron". GitHub. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ "atom/atom". GitHub. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ James, Mike (23 November 2015). "Visual Studio Code - Now With Added Extensions". I Programmer. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b Horner, Gabriel (10 December 2015). "Light Table 0.8.0". lighttable.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Apps". Electron. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  11. ^ Sawicki, Kevin (23 April 2015). "Atom Shell is now Electron". Electron. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  12. ^ "CrashPlan for Small Business version 6.7". Code42 CrashPlan Release Notes. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  13. ^ "Etcher". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  14. ^ Haack, Phil (16 May 2017). "Announcing Git Integration for Atom and GitHub Desktop Beta". The GitHub Blog. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  15. ^ "GitKraken 2.x". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  16. ^ "Desktop Application Interop".
  17. ^ "Electron Helper and branding". Techcommunity.microsoft.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  18. ^ "So What's Microsoft SQL Operations Studio?". Visual Studio Magazine. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Here you can find the Electron based Desktop Apps".
  20. ^ "Building hybrid applications with Electron". Several People Are Coding. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  21. ^ Bright, Peter (29 April 2015). "Microsoft's new Code editor is built on Google's Chromium". Ars Technica. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Open Source project".
  23. ^ "wireapp/wire-desktop". GitHub. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  24. ^ "symphonyoss/SymphonyElectron". GitHub. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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