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re: How do people package simple backend-less utility apps made in JavaScript these days? VIEW POST

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I was having a look at Electron or browser extensions. Thinking of giving Electron a try but wanted to hear some perspectives from you.

 

Electron could be a solution if you really need a packaged app. Maybe a missunderstood your question but why not just host it on firebase hosting or another hosting provider. I deploy react apps this way and I'm happy with it but you could do the same thing without any framework, you could even combine it with github action or other ci/cd (gitlab etc ...) to build and deploy on push. (After reading some comments, If the app does http request to server which don't have cors open it don't seems to be an option.

 

Insomnia is built using Electron, and is similar to Postman but less "bloats" in comparison.

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