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Electron App - Is It Alive?

December 2nd, 2016 - SoftwareTutorial(1 min)

TL;DR: Yes, but it’s limping badly.

Now that I’ve created the angular app, I wanted to find out if I could develop an Electron app without actually adding the Electron dependency yet. My naive findings are:

  • You can develop any ui-related bit
  • I could not implement actual business logic. This is due to the fat that browsers don’t have access to some things like fs.
  • If you want to add more functionality (e.g. debug vs release options), you need webpack.
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A little experiment: