GitHub wants to bring its Web development technology to the desktop.
“When we got started, our goal wasn’t just to support the needs of a text editor,” GitHub developer Kevin Sawicki wrote in a blog post. “We also wanted to create a straightforward framework that would allow people to use Web technologies to build cross-platform desktop apps with all of the native trimmings.”
The framework also offers application packaging and distribution, native Node.js modules, Selenium and WebDriver integrations for automated testing and support for the Chrome DevTools extension.
To get started with Electron, developers can download the prebuilt binary, or use the npm package manager to install the framework from the command line. More details are available here.