Electron

An open-source framework for creating native applications with web-technologies like JavaScriptCSS & HTML. It is based on Node.js and Chromium and is used by the Atom editor and many other apps. Focused on desktop cross-platform development.

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First released 2013
Developed by Cheng Zhao (now it is developed by GitHub)
Latest stable version Electron v1
Open-source Yes
Used by Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, Docker

Interesting facts

Atom was a game-changer for desktop apps. GitHub started development of Atom in 2013, soon recruited Cheng Zhao, and forked node-webkit as its base, which it later open-sourced under the name atom-shell. In 2015, atom-shell was renamed Electron.

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