Compromized Desktop Applications by Web Technologies


For a long time now, it has been said that “the new operating system is the browser”. Today, we do everything in our browsers, we connect to the office, we process emails, documents, we chat, we perform our system maintenances, … But many popular web applications provide also a desktop client: Twitter, Facebook, Slack are good examples. Such applications just replace the classic browser and use the API’s to interact with the official website. Most applications are developed in a compiled language and are deployed as regular executable files. Others rely on web technologies or have a modular architecture that helps to add features via a system of plugins or modules.

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