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Mastering jQuery by Alex Libby

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Introducing Node-WebKit

Node-WebKit (or NW.js, as it is now known) was originally created by Intel but open sourced in 2011 and is available at http://nwjs.io/; the project is an attempt to combine the best of SPA development with an offline environment (where hosting a web server is not practical).

Node-WebKit is based on Chromium, a WebKit-based browser that has been extended in order to allow you to control user interface elements that are normally off-limits to web developers. The security model has been relaxed (on the basis that the code we're running is trusted) and that it integrates NodeJS; this opens up an array of possibilities, outside of what would normally be possible with HTML5 APIs.

At first, it may seem like a complicated mix. However, ...

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