Tauri + NodeJS: Alternative to Electron

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  • taurine

    Tauri + Node.js stater - electron alternative packed with some goodies (by Perfect7M)

    Although it’s not straightforward how to make it sidecar work with node. I made small starter repo. You can find it here https://github.com/Perfect7M/taurine.

  • pkg

    Package your Node.js project into an executable

    To run NodeJS as a sidecar we need to pack it into binary. Taurine is bundling your server code and preparing it for packing into a single binary. Using Vercel’s pkg CLI tool we can compile it into a single executable binary. That binary is running with the Tauri application.

  • Klotho

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  • fastify

    Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js

    Wait… there are more. Taurine comes also with support for Fastify and tRPC.

  • trpc

    🧙‍♀️ Move Fast and Break Nothing. End-to-end typesafe APIs made easy.

    Wait… there are more. Taurine comes also with support for Fastify and tRPC.

  • electron-quick-start

    Clone to try a simple Electron app

    Tauri has a small footprint by default but what about when we pack NodeJS binary with our app? The result of this is surprising. Taurine app is 3 times smaller than electron app. Compiled the Tauri app in .app the format has 63MB and the electron app in the same format has 205MB.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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