Electron Fundamentals, v2 Famous Electron Apps
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Transcript from the "Famous Electron Apps" Lesson
>> Steve Kinney: Lets talk about who's using Electron to basically give ourselves a sense of what are the kind of things that you could build with Electron. And it is mostly through happy accident that a lot of the applications that we're gonna use to build our Electron applications today, or that I'm gonna use to build these Electron applications today, are in fact Electron applications.
[00:00:24] Kind of one of the more famous ones is Slack. So Slack is an Electron application that has a web view kind of in this shell that allows it to run. You can Cmd+Tab over to it. It's in the dock, has its own menu, so on and so forth.
[00:00:43] Visual Studio Code is one of the more famous examples. It's a full IDE for writing applications. It's gonna be the IDE that I use to build Electron applications. So again, building Electron applications in an Electron application. It's crazy. Hyperterm, or Hyper, is a terminal emulator that I'll be using for navigating around the command line, also an Electron application, right?
[00:01:32] Get it? Atom. Electron. It's cute. And so obviously GitHub uses it for other things, including this application, which is a visual editor for making get commits, which is actually really great because you can select different lines. And, I don't want to do it on the command line cuz I'm a front end engineer, and I like pretty things.
[00:01:51] So a lot of the applications that I'm gonna using for building this, again, are Electron applications, which are super cool.