Electron: From Beginner to Pro

Learn to Build Cross Platform Desktop Applications using Github's Electron

Authors: Griffith, Chris, Wells, Leif

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  • Written by seasoned developers who have used Electron in the field and released two successful Electron-based applications
  • Includes fully-functional app examples that can be used in the real world
  • Authors have written and tech edited several books so are well used to distilling complicated subjects into easy-to-follow instructions
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About this book

Discover how to take your existing web development skills and learn how to create desktop applications for macOS, Windows, and Linux, using GitHub's Electron. Learn how to combine the power of Node.js and Chromium to provide a powerful development platform for creating web applications that break free from the browser.

Electron: From Beginner to Pro guides you through the capabilities that you have available to create desktop applications. Learn to use features like file system access, create native menus, OS-specific dialogs and more. The authors will show you how to package your application for distribution for multiple platforms and enable auto-updating.


What You Will Learn
  • Leverage your knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Use current web applications for the desktop
  • Create and use Electron’s main process and render process to create effective desktop applications
  • Communicate between processes and between windows
  • Build desktop applications that can be updated and distributed

Who This Book Is For

Web developers looking to leverage their HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills to create desktop widgets and applications. 

Developers wanting to leverage existing a Web application to extend functionality with a desktop application.

About the authors

Chris Griffith is the User Experience Lead at a home automation and security company and is also an instructor at UCSD Extension teaching mobile application development. He has over 17 years of experience in developing user experiences for a variety of clients and platforms. He is also an Adobe Community Professional and is regularly invited to speak at conferences such as Adobe MAX, ngConf, UXPA and HTML5DevConf. He has developed several mobile applications, a variety of code hinters, and ConfiGAP for PhoneGap Build. In addition, he has served as a technical reviewer for several publications, and written for uxmag.com. You can follow him on twitter @chrisgriffith or at chrisgriffith.wordpress.com.

Leif Wells is a web, mobile and desktop application developer. Leif’s professional experience spans technologies from CD-ROM and desktop applications, Web sites and applications, as well as mobile applications. His current focus is building Web applications using Angular or React and building cross-platform hybrid mobile applications using Ionic. Leif provides insight into his experiences at his blog. Leif's Development Blog-o-rama as well as speaking at user groups and conferences.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Welcome to Electron

    Pages 1-7

    Griffith, Chris (et al.)

  • Installing Electron

    Pages 9-40

    Griffith, Chris (et al.)

  • The Electron Quick Start

    Pages 41-51

    Griffith, Chris (et al.)

  • BrowserWindow Basics

    Pages 53-72

    Griffith, Chris (et al.)

  • Adding Custom Menus

    Pages 73-92

    Griffith, Chris (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 26,99 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 36,91 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2825-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electron: From Beginner to Pro
Book Subtitle
Learn to Build Cross Platform Desktop Applications using Github's Electron
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2826-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2826-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2825-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 134 illustrations in colour
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