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Discussion on: Have you built any projects with Electron?

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Paula Santamaría

I did! Actually, @maurogarcia_19 and I built a few apps with Electron. One was a tool to sync files from a remote server into your PC automatically, here's a link with a few screenshots. We're really happy with how it turned out.

We had to overcome some issues though. It wasn't easy to configure SQLite (I don't quite remember why, but I remember it was a real headache). We also found it challenging to generate the package and manage app updates.

This was a few years ago, so maybe these things have become a bit easier now.

I'm curious about Electron.NET. I haven't tried it yet, but it may be interesting for people with a .NET background.

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Dan Silcox

Yes SQLite was a nightmare for me too - because Electron bundles your app files inside an "ASAR" archive, so you have to (a) take it out the ASAR (there's some option for that, can't remember off-hand) and (b) put it in the "user files" path rather than the actual app root (so it's writable).

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

SQLite is still the best database for Electron.

However, for some time, only node-sqlite3 can be compile (with electron-gyp to *.node) in macOS. better-sqlite3 cannot be used.