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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Dec 2021
> we can't take some well-tested, used-by-millions library
Here is an example of Sciter application that uses RemarkableJS library (https://github.com/jonschlinkert/remarkable) as it is:
BREAKING!! NPM package ‘ua-parser-js’ with more than 7M weekly download is compromised
32 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 22 Oct 2021
Simultaneously the #1 trending developer on GitHub across all languages (out of ~17 million developers at the time) with multiple #1 trending projects: Remarkable (https://github.com/jonschlinkert/remarkable), a markdown parser and compiler (also across all languages, out of ~7 million projects), Enquirer (https://github.com/enquirer/enquirer), a stylish, user-friendly prompt system.32 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 22 Oct 2021
Since then they've made things that are IMO quite useful, like enquirer, micromatch, and remarkable.
4 projects | reddit.com/r/electronjs | 8 May 2021
mdview (sources) uses RemarkableJS for MD->HTML conversion.
Tauri: An Electron alternative written in Rust
23 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Feb 2021
will give you split-view out-of-the-box. But web dev's will start looking for frameworks in order to achieve this simple task that browser have internally already.
TL;DR: Web and desktop UIs use inherently different models. You can share parts between these two different platforms but only parts, really.
 Remarkable JS: https://github.com/jonschlinkert/remarkable
GameScripter.JS — write games in JS, compile to tiny executable
3 projects | reddit.com/r/coolgithubprojects | 28 Sep 2022
How tiny is the output? What is the API? (I couldn't find any documentation. I thought maybe it's in the Help menu in the app itself but all I found was this https://i.imgur.com/6puOMIe.png - On that note, what level of JS is supported? As far as I can tell it uses this https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk which is based on Fabrice Bellard's QuickJS ) Is there sound?
Ultralight VS sciter-js-sdk - a user suggested alternative
2 projects | 4 Apr 2022
Ask HN: Why aren't there any real alternatives to Electron?
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Mar 2022
Zig Build System Internals
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Feb 2022
Having normal procedural language for build automation is of course useful. That's for those 10% of cases when "standard" build DSL (make,CMake,etc.) simply do not have facilities.
But the rest of 90% tasks should have compact (easily readable) definitions.
I personally found that Premake5 has quite good balance for these tasks.
Premake files are plain .lua files and due to Lua syntax they are easily readable. And if needed you can call from them procedures defined in again Lua.
So typical project (multiplatform) definition looks pretty readable, for example one project from Sciter SDK:
3 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 22 Jan 2022
App Localization in Flutter
2 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 16 Jan 2022
That's why in Sciter I've extended JSX with translation meta instruction @:
Tauri – Electron alternative written in Rust
17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jan 2022
Note Tauri is full fledged Client/Server with WebView (client) is running in separate process with RPC between UI process and Rust code (Server).
For the comparison:
Standalone Sciter (scapp.exe, https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk/tree/main/bin) takes ~8 MB of RAM (with minimal Cairo and GDI backends).
That's 20 times less than even Tauri.
WebView based solutions are not suitable for applets - small portable desktop applications.17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jan 2022
Dioxus v0.1 - a new Rust GUI toolkit for Web, Desktop, Mobile, SSR, TUI that emphasizes developer experience [WebView-based rendering]
4 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 4 Jan 2022
scapp.exe ( Standalone sciter engine ) takes 45 Mb showing its default "about" document.
16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Dec 2021
Check this example of native object: https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk/blob/main/demos/int...
So you really don't need V8 JIT infrastructure to achieve max performance - just add native objects when needed.
What are some alternatives?
tauri - Build smaller, faster, and more secure desktop applications with a web frontend.
chromium - The official GitHub mirror of the Chromium source
react-native-web - Cross-platform React UI packages
svelte-nodegui - Build performant, native and cross-platform desktop applications with native Svelte + powerful CSS-like styling.🚀
sciter - Sciter: the Embeddable HTML/CSS/JS engine for modern UI development
leaflet-geoman - 🍂🗺️ The most powerful leaflet plugin for drawing and editing geometry layers
revery - :zap: Native, high-performance, cross-platform desktop apps - built with Reason!
ua-parser-js - UAParser.js - Detect Browser, Engine, OS, CPU, and Device type/model from User-Agent data. Supports browser & node.js environment.
sciter-sdk - Sciter is an embeddable HTML/CSS/scripting engine
neuronika - Tensors and dynamic neural networks in pure Rust.