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Sciter : GUI Application with Golang using HTML/CSS

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Update : 25-12-2019

This is the words from Sciter's Web site,


Sciter brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers and developers can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications. Various GUI frameworks offer different UI declaration and styling languages, such as QML and XAML (Microsoft WPF). On the contrary, Sciter allows using time proven, robust, and flexible HTML and CSS for GUI definition and GPU accelerated rendering.
Before using sciter I already tried other alternatives but none of them was satisfactory as an example first i tried andlabs/ui libraryi already have written a post on it. You can read it on post gui programming with golang.  But this library is still under construction and has no support for production apps.
Secondly, I go for electron but the problem was my simple calc like the app was of size 150mb. Which is 15mb of go and other was the electron. 
Before some time I found another alternative, s…

Setup electron and sqlite3 in windows

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I am writing this post to share the information that will be helpful to you to setup the electron and sqlite3 in windows environment.
Setup of electron is quite simple but sqlite3 is some tricky to setup.So to setup electron and sqlite3 with minimum setup is as follows.

Install NodeJs



Install the electron-prebuilt 


Install the electron-rebuild as dev dependency


Install the sqlite3

Now it is time to pull node-gyp
node-gyp is a cross-platform command-line tool written in Node.js for compiling native addon modules for Node.js. It bundles the gyp project used by the Chromium team and takes away the pain of dealing with the various differences in build platforms.

For detail node-gyp



Now we have to install build tools consisting   python 2.7 and visual c++  dependency so gyp can built our native module. Just run the command shown below and it will pull the necessary files automatically. I recommend to use this.


This command will take lots of time to download files. But don't close until