Nathaniel Mckenzie
If You Can Build A Website, You Can Build A Desktop Application!

Javascript has become a more and more powerful programming language with things like React Native to build native mobile apps, and now, with frameworks like Electron, allow you to create native desktop-suite applications.


So essentially if you can build a website, you can build a desktop application. Electron uses basic web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. You won’t need knowledge of any native skills unless you’re wanting to add some advanced features to your app.


Electron works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It also provides an API to access native components such as dialogs or notifications. Not to mention the auto-updating and crash reporting system is has built in.


Get started building desktop applications with Electron by checking out their docs here!