Aristeidis Bampakos joins John and Ward to talk about his experience building and maintaining an electron app for mapping software. What does Electron give you? What are the benefits of Electron? What about security or authentication? What are the alternatives to Electron?

const podcast = { 
  episode: 89,
  title: 'Building Secure Electron Apps',
  topics: [ 
    'electron', 'apps', 'javascript',
  ],
  guest: 'Aristeidis Bampakos'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa'
  ]
};

Recording date: 2020-05-07

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Aristeidis Bampakos @abampakos

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Timejumps

  • 01:31 Guest introduction
  • 04:59 What did Electron give you?
  • 08:00 Sponsor: jsDefender
  • 08:28 What are the benefits of Electron?
  • 17:49 What is the interface between HTTP requests and electron apps?
  • 21:38 What about security or authentication?
  • 30:46 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 31:52 Are there other security concerns when using Electron?
  • 34:52 What are the alternatives to Electron?
  • 39:14 Who owns Electron and what's the future?
  • 42:22 Final thoughts