graderjs VS DeskGap

Compare graderjs vs DeskGap and see what are their differences.


💦 Turn your full-stack NodeJS application into a downloadable cross-platform binary. Also works for SPAs, or regular web-sites. (by crisdosyago)


A cross-platform desktop app framework based on Node.js and the system webview (by patr0nus)
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graderjs DeskGap
7 2
151 1,792
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3.8 0.0
7 months ago almost 2 years ago
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GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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  • Ask HN: What is your preferred light weight stack for personal projects?
    2 projects | | 16 Dec 2022
    Client / Server Web App: Node.JS, Bang.html[0], the filesystem

    Native downloadable executable desktop GUI application: Node.JS, GraderJS

    CLI app: ??? Don't know yet, GraderJS can work but it's focused around GUI

    Mobile app: ??? Don't know yet

    Embedded: ??? Don't know yet

    Graphics: Processing (but surely there are much better options nowadays)

    AI: ??? Don't know yet



  • Ask HN: Why aren't there any real alternatives to Electron?
    11 projects | | 26 Mar 2022
    I'm working on an alternative. It's a slightly different take, but provides similar functionality of Node.js plus front end code in a packaged binary. Instead of using a weird custom fork of chrome and downloading that for every different binary we just use the system Chrome browser (or install it once for all apps). Eventually we can probably expand to use other Chrome browsers or even other web driver supported browsers which Firefox seems to be building that support out. I just like the idea of using something that's already on the system.

    Take a look at the wonderful GraderJS, heh :)

  • Jspaint.exe: JavaScript Paint –~ as a cross-platform native desktop app
    3 projects | | 18 Sep 2021
    For those who didn't reach the end of the, it seems to use an electron-alternative called grader, from the same author:

    It runs server and downloads Chrome (if not available already) and starts it in app mode.

  • Tauri: An Electron alternative written in Rust
    23 projects | | 19 Feb 2021
    It is a good idea but it is not a new idea

    the interesting history of these sorts of frameworks is that Google actually created a framework that did this and stopped development on it. the code is still on GitHub. And there's a bunch of other frameworks that use a variety of different languages not just rust as the application language that also have this idea of not bundling chromium but instead using the system webview for rendering HTML and JavaScript.

    You can find a bunch of different approaches in lists like "alternatives to electron." There's some on GitHub.

    I took a slightly different approach where instead of using the system web view which I thought you know is going to be inconsistent across systems and it's not going to support the latest HTML JavaScript and security features I used the assumption that the user already has chrome installed which works in a high number of cases or can download and install it if that's not the case. predictably I suppose some people express to satisfaction that it was not using Firefox. using Firefox becomes more possible and more likely I suppose as firefox's support for the dev tools protocol achieves parity with chrome support for that.


Posts with mentions or reviews of DeskGap. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-31.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing graderjs and DeskGap you can also consider the following projects:

neutralinojs - Portable and lightweight cross-platform desktop application development framework

memoryjs - Read and write process memory in Node.js (Windows API functions exposed via Node bindings)

wry - Cross-platform WebView library in Rust for Tauri.

jspaint - 🎨 Classic MS Paint, REVIVED + ✨Extras

revery - :zap: Native, high-performance, cross-platform desktop apps - built with Reason!

Wails - Create beautiful applications using Go

tauri - Build smaller, faster, and more secure desktop applications with a web frontend.

bf-cli - brainfuck for the linux command line

remarkable - Markdown parser, done right. Commonmark support, extensions, syntax plugins, high speed - all in one. Gulp and metalsmith plugins available. Used by Facebook, Docusaurus and many others! Use for HTML-to-markdown conversion. Use to generate a table of contents.

react-native-macos - A framework for building native macOS apps with React.