Cross-Platform Desktop Applications: Using Node, Electron, and NW.js

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Author: Paul B. Jensen
Pub Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-1617292842
Pages: 312
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 15 Mb

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Cross-Platform Desktop Applications guides you step-by-step through creating Node.js desktop applications with NW.js and Electron from GitHub. Foreword by Cheng Zhao, creator of Electron.
Desktop application development has traditionally required high-level programming languages and specialized frameworks. With Electron and NW.js, you can apply your existing web dev skills to create desktop applications using only HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. And those applications will work across Windows, Mac, and Linux, radically reducing development and training time.
Cross-Platform Desktop Applications guides you step by step through the development of desktop applications using Electron and NW.js. This example-filled guide shows you how to create your own file explorer, and then steps through some of the APIs provided by the frameworks to work with the camera, access the clipboard, make a game with keyboard controls, and build a Twitter desktop notification tool. You’ll then learn how to test your applications, and debug and package them as binaries for various OSs.
What’s Inside

  • Create a selfie app with the desktop camera
  • Learn how to test Electron apps with Devtron
  • Learn how to use Node.js with your application

About the Reader
Written for developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.