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OpenJS Foundation Welcomes Electron As Its New Incubating Project


Open source web framework Electron is now part of the OpenJS Foundation‘s incubation program. The Foundation announced the development at Node+JS Interactive in Montreal on Wednesday.

Electron, the open source framework created for building desktop apps using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, is based on Node.js and Chromium. Additionally, it is widely used on many applications including Discord, Microsoft Teams, OpenFin, Skype, Slack, Trello, Visual Studio Code, and many more.

Electron’s cross-platform capabilities make it possible to build and run apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Initially developed by GitHub in 2013, today the framework is maintained by a number of developers and organizations. Electron is suited for anyone who wants to ship visually consistent, cross-platform applications, fast and efficiently.