How to build Desktop Apps with JavaScript for Windows, Linux and macOs

How to build Desktop Apps with JavaScript for Windows, Linux and macOs
August 25, 2021

JavaScript is a powerful and popular programming language. In recent years, mobile devices have risen in popularity as well, leaving many developers wondering how to go about creating web apps and mobile apps that are usable on a desktop computer. 

JavaScript can be used to build Web apps, server-side apps, mobile apps, machine learning apps, desktop apps, and even IoT apps. There are many frameworks and libraries to build every type of apps using JavaScript.

If you have to build desktop apps then ElectronJs is a perfect framework to build the Dekstop app using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Using Electron JS you can build cross-platform desktop apps for macOS, Linux, and Windows. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

Features of ElectronJs:

  • Web Technologies: Electron is software designed to allow you to build apps for different operating systems like macOS, Windows, and Linux with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Open Source: Thousands of developers are collaborating across different companies around the world to build this open-source framework for modern desktop application development.
  • Cross-Platform: Electron apps are compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux. We build and export them to all three platforms.

Popular Desktop Apps Built with ElectronJs:

  • Visual Studio Code
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitch
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Figma
  • Slack
  • Invison

How to start building desktop apps with ElectronJS:

#clone the quick start repository
$git clone https://github.com/electron/electron-quick-start

#go into repository
$cd electron-quick-start

#install the dependecies and run
$npm install && npm start


Check out this official doc to learn to build desktop apps with ElectronJs: https://www.electronjs.org/docs/latest/

Official Website - https://www.electronjs.org/




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