Electron in Action

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2018-11-06
376 pages

Book Description

Summary

Electron in Action guides you, step-by-step, as you learn to build cross- desktop applications that run on Windows, OSX, and Linux. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to build simple, snappy applications using , Node, and the Electron framework.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in , Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Wouldn't it be great to build desktop applications using just your web dev skills? Electron is a framework designed for exactly that! Fully cross-platform, Electron lets you use JavaScript and Node to create simple, snappy desktop apps. Spinning up tools, games, and utilities with Electron is fast, practical, and fun!

About the Book

Electron in Action teaches you to build cross-platform applications using JavaScript, Node, and the Electron framework. You'll learn how to think like a desktop developer as you build a text tool that reads and renders Markdown. You'll add OS-specific features like the file system, menus, and clipboards, and use Chromium's tools to distribute the finished product. You'll even round off your learning with data storage, optimization, and testing.

What's inside

  • Building for macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • Native operating system APIs
  • Using third-party frameworks like React
  • Deploying to the Mac App Store

About the Reader

Requires intermediate JavaScript and Node skills. No experience building desktop apps required.

About the Author

Steven Kinney is a principal engineer at SendGrid, an instructor with Frontend Masters, and the organizer of the DinosaurJS conference in Denver, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting started with Electron
Chapter 1 Introducing Electron
Chapter 2 Your First Electron Application

Part 2 Building cross-platform applications with Electron
Chapter 3 Building A Notes Application
Chapter 4 Using Native File Dialog Boxes And Facilitating Interprocess
Chapter 5 Working With Multiple Windows
Chapter 6 Working With Files
Chapter 7 Building Application And Context Menus
Chapter 8 Further Operating System Integration And Dynamically Enabling Menu Items
Chapter 9 Introducing The Tray Module
Chapter 10 Building Applications With The Menubar Library
Chapter 11 Using Transpilers And Frameworks
Chapter 12 Persisting User Data And Using Native Modules
Chapter 13 Testing Applications With Spectron

Part 3 Deploying Electron applications
Chapter 14 Building Applications For Deployment
Chapter 15 Releasing And Updating Applications
Chapter 16 Distributing Your Application Through The Mac App Store

Appendix Code samples from Fire Sale and Clipmaster 9000

Book Details

  • Title: Electron in Action
  • Author:
  • Length: 376 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-11-06
  • ISBN-10: 1617294144
  • ISBN-13: 9781617294143
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