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|Initial release||15 July 2013|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux and macOS|
|Platform||x86, x86-64, ARM|
Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) is an open-source framework created and maintained by GitHub. It allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using front and back end components originally developed for web applications: Node.js runtime for the backend and Chromium for the frontend. Electron is the main GUI framework behind several notable open-source projects including GitHub's Atom and Microsoft's Visual Studio Codesource code editors, the Tidal music streaming service desktop application and the Light TableIDE, in addition to the freeware desktop client for the Discord chat service.
A number of desktop applications are built with Electron including:
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