Impending Demise of Electron Framework

Summary of my bookmarked links from Jan 22nd, 2022


  • The End of Electron is Near

    Electron, a popular cross-platform framework, is known for its simplicity but is criticized for being slow and resource-intensive. It relies on the Chromium engine, making Electron apps memory-heavy and large in size. However, the emergence of Webview offers an alternative. Webview utilizes native browser engines for each operating system, resulting in smaller app sizes and improved memory usage. Tauri, a promising replacement for Electron, builds upon Webview's foundation. Written in Rust, Tauri provides a JavaScript API that resembles Electron, while offering better performance and efficiency. With Tauri, developers can create faster, slimmer, and more efficient cross-platform apps.