Main Glossary Electron



Electron aka Atom Shell

Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) is an open-source framework developed and maintained by GitHub. Electron allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using web technologies: It combines the Chromium rendering engine and the Node.js runtime.

Cross-platform desktop

Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

It's easier than you think

If you can build a website, you can build a desktop app. Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

Web Technologies

Electron uses Chromium and Node.js so you can build your app with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Open Source

Electron is an open source project maintained by GitHub and an active community of contributors.

Cross Platform

Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux, Electron apps build and run on three platforms.