Framework to use?


#1

So starting to explore Electron, and I was wondering, do most people use a framework in building Electon apps, such as Angular or using a lib like React, etc?


Does Polymer Work with Electron?
#2

I’ve tried several framework with Electron, such as Angular, React and Polymer. All of them work fine. I highly recommend Polymer with Electron if you only care about the cutting edge HTML5 technique, ES6, Web Components …

Another example is Atom, part of it is writing based on React, and as we known, Atom based on Electron.

I also made a framework to let people easily use Polymer + Electron together: https://github.com/fireball-x/editor-framework, you can read the source code to learn more :smiley:


#3

Its very interesting if we use Polymer. Usually parts of any desktop applications are components (such as menu, file browser, map, etc) and Polymer provides this abstraction!


#4

Toying with Polymer atm, looks interesting, first time that I am using it.


#5

great question, as im new to electron I was also looking into straight up vanilla ES2015 or a framework like http://aurelia.io/ or http://vuejs.org/


#6

Well been playing for a day with Polymer, and it’s pretty cool. I find the documentation a little rough still, most examples I find is for 0.5 but it seems a lot changes in 1.0. However for my needs it seems like a great fit on top of Electron.


#7

If you have a blog, please do document your progress and report your findings. Can be of a lot of help to newbies like me :slight_smile: