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Frameworks & Tools to Develop Cross-Platform Desktop Apps – Best of

Haxe Electron NW.js 8th B4J Kivy Xojo EnactJS WinDev
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    Haxe is an open source toolkit based on a modern, high level, strictly typed programming language.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Cons: Programs with native AS3 libraries are not yet fully supported by Haxe. Beside this, debugging difficulties increase after language translation of the source code, hence building something with Haxe requires high coding standards.

    #Programming Language #OOP #Personal Finance 46 social mentions

  2. Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Enyo is an open-source JavaScript framework, like Electron, that allows developers to create native-quality apps for desktop, mobile, and TV. Enyo can run across all the relatively modern and standard web-based environments. It’s battle-tested and comes with a beautiful cross-platform UI toolkit for creating rich user interfaces.

    #Development Tools #Rapid Application Development #Cross-Platform Development 14 social mentions

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    nwjs
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Cons: Some hard work features that are available in Electron, such as auto-updater and crash-reporting, don’t comes built-in with NW.js. That said, building with NW.js requires more efforts and extra modules – unlike other solutions.

    #Development Tools #Rapid Application Development #Cross-Platform Development 33 social mentions

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    8th

    8th is a secure, robust, cross-platform, and fun programming language
    8th lets developers write code and produce applications for various target operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android as well as iOS. Its primary focus is providing cross-platform compatibility as well as security in the final software products or distributions.

    #Programming Language #Development Tools #Cross-Platform Desktop Development 10 social mentions

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    B4J

    100% free development tool for cross platform desktop and server apps.
    B4J is more of an IDE than a cross-platform framework for developing applications that run on Windows, Mac OS & Linux systems and ARM boards (like Pi) as well. This solution lets you write code in B4X language, a modern version of Visual Basic. Your application is built for all the supported platforms and per people’s remarks, they work pretty well on the popular desktop platforms.

    #IDE #Text Editors #Programming Language

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    Open source Python framework for rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps. Installation on WindowsInstallation on Windows. Installation; What are wheels .
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Kivy is an open-source Python GUI framework to build multi-touch applications for desktop as well as mobile platforms. Using this framework, software using the same code can run on all the supported platforms, i.e. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS. These cross-platform apps are coded in Python, but their GUI is built using the Kivy APIs which provides various layouts and widgets.

    #Developer Tools #Rapid Application Development #Python Tools 46 social mentions

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    Real Software and Real Studio are now Xojo.
    Xojo is a programming environment available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. With its Xojo IDE, it provides an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop UI builder, and its own language for coding your application. The IDE also allows testing the app immediately, and when it’s ready, it converts this app to run on multiple platforms.

    #IDE #Programming Language #OOP 5 social mentions

  8. An app development framework built atop React that’s easy to use, performant and customizable.
    Enyo is an open-source JavaScript framework, like Electron, that allows developers to create native-quality apps for desktop, mobile, and TV. Enyo can run across all the relatively modern and standard web-based environments. It’s battle-tested and comes with a beautiful cross-platform UI toolkit for creating rich user interfaces.

    #Javascript UI Libraries #JS Library #Development Tools

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    Integrated software for developing cross-platform applications.
    WINDEV Express is an IDE combined with framework for building cross-platform software. This framework allows developing applications for numerous platforms including Windows, Mac OS, Linux and more. It offers its own language called WLanguage to create the cross-platform apps using its IDE.

    #A/B Testing #Website Testing #Project Management 1 social mentions

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