Cross-Platform Desktop Applications : Using Node, Electron, and NW.js, Paperback / softback Book

Cross-Platform Desktop Applications : Using Node, Electron, and NW.js Paperback / softback



It's tedious and time-consuming to create OS-specific versions ofevery desktop application, especially with different set of tools foreach platform.

NW.js radically simplifies desktop development,providing a true cross-platform development stack built on HTML,CSS and JavaScript, Node.js modules, and the Chrome Blink engine. NW.js applications interact with the host operating system just like anyother platform-native project, so developers have full access to all localfiles and resources.

The performance is great, and best of all, it savesdevelopers time because they only have to write one version of theirapplication. Cross-Platform Desktop Applications guides readers step-by-step as they learn to develop NW.js desktop applications that run on Windows,OSX and Linux.

They begin by getting the big picture of what NW.jscan (and can't) do.

Readers test drive NW.js as they build their firstdesktop application.

Next, they find out how to take advantage of OSspecificfeatures like menus, system-tray apps, clipboards, and the filesystem.

Along the way, this book teaches how to debug errors anddiagnose performance bottlenecks with NW.js's browser developertools, package an application as a standalone executable for each OS,and even distribute it to various app stores.

The book gives developersthe inspiration and skills they need to code pro quality desktopapplications using the web languages they already know. Key features: Step-by-step lessons Package and distribute application to a variety of app stores Develop pro quality desktop applications with web languages AUDIENCEWritten for web designers and developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

No desktop app development experience required. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGYNW.js radically simplifies desktop development, providing a true crossplatformdevelopment stack built on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Node.jsmodules, and the Chrome Blink engine.




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