Electron is different from other similar packages in many ways. Some useful features of Electron include:
It’s a hectic process to build the whole Chromium app and thus Electron uses libchromiumcontent library to access Chromium’s Content API and avoid the development complexity. Libchromiumcontent is a shared, single library that includes the Chromium Content module and all its dependencies. The developers don’t need any additional powerful tool or machine to build an Electron app.
Electron allows a better way to integrate a libuv loop with each platform’s message loop to avoid hacking issues with Chromium.
This is not end, there are still more useful features of Electron such as crash reporting for your apps, automatic updates for newer versions, quick installers for Windows OS, native menus and notifications, and along with debugging and profiling as well.
The Electron development is based on the concept of browser-side and renderer-side. The first deals with the core system and control the application globally and the second renders a web application in the window created by first.Uses of Electron Atom
Electron is really great! Developers can finally create desktop applications using their favorite tools, just as they do when creating front-end implementation of webpages. Webpages can now be transformed into full-blown native cross platform applications easily.
You can learn more about Electron hereand find their github repository here.