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Electron: From Beginner to Pro

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

  • 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

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 1-7
  3. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 9-40
  4. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 41-51
  5. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 53-72
  6. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 73-92
  7. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 93-102
  8. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 103-128
  9. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 129-157
  10. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 159-167
  11. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 169-174
  12. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 175-188
  13. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 189-198
  14. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 199-212
  15. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 213-229
  16. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 231-244
  17. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 245-261
  18. Chris Griffith, Leif Wells
    Pages 263-265
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Electron GitHub Atom Chromium HTML Node.js CSS

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.AtlantaUSA

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electron: From Beginner to Pro
  • Book Subtitle Learn to Build Cross Platform Desktop Applications using Github's Electron
  • Authors Chris Griffith
    Leif Wells
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2826-5
  • Copyright Information Chris Griffith, Leif Wells 2017
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-2825-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-2826-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 269
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 134 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Web Development
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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