Neon is a chemical element with atomic number 10 which means there are 10 protons and 10 electrons in the atomic structure. The chemical symbol for Neon is Ne. The atom consist of a small but massive nucleus surrounded by a cloud of rapidly moving electrons. The noble gas neon is used for filling neon signs. Like other noble elements, it has a full octet (complete outer energy level) of electrons, which makes the gas. Freeze at room temperature. React with other gases in the air. Unlikely to combine with other elements. Solidify at standard pressure and temperature. Thank you for all.hat makes night-time cities fizz and crackle with life? Brightly colored neon lamps
Neon Protonsplay a huge part. If you've ever seen the lightsdancing in Tokyo, New York City, or London, you'll knowexactly what I mean. Whole streets seem to leap alive the minutethe neon switches on. Strictly speaking, lamps filled with neon gascan make only red light and you need other gases to make othercolors. In fact, by mixing different gases, it's possible to makeover 150 different colors of 'neon' light—and paint the nightsky with almost any color you like! Let's take a closer look at howthese things work.
Neon can be great for adding native functionality to Electron apps. This guide will walk you through a simple example of adding a Neon dependency to an Electron app. To see the whole example you can look at the full demo.
For the most part, using a Neon package in Electron is as straightforward as adding it to the
package.json dependencies. However, Electron does bring its own requirements with it for building native modules.
We are working on adding Neon support to electron-rebuild, so you'll be able to just drop Neon dependencies into your app like any other. For now, there's a tool called electron-build-env that you can use for building any Neon dependencies of your Electron app.
In the meantime, we can use Neon modules in an Electron app with just a few lines of configuration in our
Adding a Neon Dependency#
Neon Electrons Gained Or Lost
First let's add a dependency on a simple Neon module,
neon-hello, which is already published in npm:
Adding the Build Dependencies#
Next, we need the
electron-build-env packages in order to build
neon-hello. Since they're only needed for building, we can add them as development dependencies:
Creating a Build Script#
Finally, we'll add a script to build the Neon dependency:
This step uses the
electron-build-env tool to configure the environment properly to build for Electron.
We can then build a production release of the
we should have a working Electron app. You can try out the full working demo by building it and running: