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Building a desktop application with Electron

Electron is a library that enables you to create desktop apps with JavaScript, Html and css. If you’re interesting in playing around with this cool technology check out this tutorial by Kristian Poslek.

In this article, I’ll try to guide you through the process of building a simple desktop application and touch on important concepts for building desktop application with JavaScript.


Together with Marcel Pociot and the help of Alex Vanderbist I’m currently building my first Electron app. It’s a bit too early to share any details about it except that we’ll open source it (and it’ll be free).

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.