What is ElectronJS?
When working with Electron, other frameworks like Angular 5, Vue.js, and Next.js can be used on top of the basic setup. This makes development easier for you by keeping the applications more extendible. This, in turn, makes debugging an easier task.
Latest Release: Electron v5.0.0
Among various new features added in this latest version, a few of the pertinent features are:
- Instant MacOS notifications
- Support for several browser views per BrowserWindow
- Register multiple globalShortcuts
- System colors access for MacOS
- Num lock and Caps lock added as keyboard accelerator modifiers
- getMemoryFootprint API
- Support for running preload scripts and nodeIntegration in iframes
- Use the function process.getProcessMemoryInfo to collect memory usage statistics
- Mixed-sandbox mode works on Linux
Features of ElectronJS
Here are a few of the features that ElectronJS encompasses and empowers app development:
As compared to native applications, ElectronJS portrays great performance. This framework saves a lot of time and offers multiple options to develop applications by having a single code base for all the prime platforms.
The available electron-packager module helps you to bundle the entire code base into the respective packages. Although it is a debatable topic that Electron takes up a lot of memory, it requires a bit more attention while developing applications to avoid such scenarios.
3. Code and App Management
Electron JS brings a sigh of relief for the product owners by eliminating the need to maintain different teams for different platforms. It also spares the hassle of re-explaining your requirements to different teams. Moreover, it reduces the auditing work as well.
If we talk about app developers, different codebases are not an issue for them. Fixing a bug on any platform at the code base eliminates the need to fix it on other platforms. However, it is advised to keep a tab on the OS level functionalities.
When migrating your existing application to ElectronJS in the form of a desktop application, the data stays in the system, locally. This ensures data security. In case you want to store data in the cloud, make sure your cloud network is secure enough to avoid any harm to the data.
Web technologies let you explore various different technologies that offer great User Experience and User Interface to your users. Developing applications with ElectronJS aids you in providing the same experience to your users across distinct platforms.
6. Cost and Time
With ElectronJS, you save a good amount of time on developing apps. This framework is also easy on the pocket because of the tech stack. Electron is advantageous for app developers, allowing them to do less and achieve more.
Source: Jaxenter, Alibaba Cloud