Learning Electron Application Development

Muhammed Jasim

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2017-04-28
  • 售價: $1,440
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,368
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 336
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1786464128
  • ISBN-13: 9781786464125

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Key Features

  • Explore the inner details of Electron that will make your app development experience unique and easier
  • Use modern JavaScript framework and tools along with Electron to further enhance your desktop application
  • Harness the power of Electron's modules to extend its functionalities

Book Description

Though web applications are becoming increasingly popular, desktop apps are still important. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and this book will teach you how to create your first desktop application with Electron.

It will guide you on how to build desktop applications that run on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. You will begin your journey by getting an overview of Electron, and then move on to explore the various stages of creating a simple social media application. Along the way, you will learn how to use advanced Electron APIs, debug an Electron application, and make performance improvements using the Chrome developer tools. You'll also find out how to package and distribute an application, and more.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build a complete desktop application using Electron and web technologies. You will have a solid understanding of the common challenges that desktop app developers face, and you'll know how to solve them.

What you will learn

  • Explore various tools and libraries to build and debug an Electron application
  • Use popular JavaScript frameworks such as Angular 2 and Typescript along with Electron to enhance your app
  • Get acquainted with the desktop UI development for Electron using Photon
  • Find out how to use various Electron APIs like Clipboard, Process, Shell, Image, File, Session, and Cookie
  • Integrate your application into different desktop environments with Electron API
  • Cache your network resources using service worker
  • Test the Electron application using Mocha and Spectron
  • See how to package and distribute an Electron application