JavaScript and the Brackets Shell Environment

This is the second post in my series on using the amazing bracket-shell project for building native desktop applications with HTML and JavaScript. Post 1 – Build Native Desktop Apps with Brackets Shell Post 2 – JavaScript and the Brackets Shell Environment At this point you should have brackets-shell compiling/building with your own HTML app bundled inside of it. In this post I want to teach you how to interact with the shell via JavaScript.

Build Desktop Apps With HTML Using Brackets Shell

I recently posted on the state of native desktop apps in HTML5 and mentioned that at my company we chose to use Brackets-Shell as our native app solution. I want to go more in-depth into what brackets is and why we chose it as our solution. This will be the first of a series of posts dedicated to brackets-shell and customizing it for your native HTML desktop applications. UPDATE: I Posted part 2 of the series: JavaScript and the Brackets Shell Environment What is Brackets?

HTML5 Apps on the Desktop in 2013


No doubt we are in the middle of the mobile revolution. The mobile-first mentality is prevalent. I feel like I see these types of posts every day lately:

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While there is an obvious trent towards mobile in the consumer world, there is one place desktop is king: Business.