Deskshell is a SDK that provides a shell (as in egg shell) around web applications so that they can run on the desktop. It gives you a modern HTML5 / CSS / JS frontend for your user interface, but then allows full backend functionality written in popular server scripting languages that anyone can pick up like node or php (more choices coming soon). This makes it possible to read and write directly to disk, access databases, communicate with servers and solve the task at hand.
Try it out now with the following download:
We are a very diverse community that welcomes people who have english as a second language. We are open and welcoming to new people both experienced super hackers and newbies alike. We would love this project to be your first accepted commit to an open source project. There are also many things that are not strictly coding that you can do, maybe you can write an example app, improve our documentation, answer questions on the forums or write a tutorial. Mostly just have fun making apps and when you see something that could be better have a go at improving it and then share it with the community.
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The quickest way to start is to download the distributable for your platform and try making some applications. The distributable will launch an example application that also serves as documentation and guide for the project. To get deskshell source code, clone the repository and get all submodules.
git clone https://github.com/sihorton/appjs-deskshell.git deskshell cd deskshell git submodule init
If you want to get the latest versions of the node modules deskshell uses then run: