Dale Schouten has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. Dale is a software engineer working at Intel, with experience in Compiler Development, Performance, and Web Technology. In his spare time he works hard at embarassing his two teenage children.
Node-Webkit combines a Chromium runtime environment with node.js to provide an easy way to create a Desktop App with Web technologies. While it is easy to run local apps in a browser, necessary security restrictions prohibitaccess to local file systems. In addition, variations in browsers complicate web apps and can make the result unpredictable.
Node-Webkit provides a standalone executable for Mac, Windows or Linux, with consistent behavior on all platforms and more control over the user experience, while enabling the use of node.js features and libraries.
My presentation will include an overview of Node-Webkit, an explanation of how to use it, and a demonstration of an example app built with Node-Webkit.
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