Building Real-World Desktop Apps With Electron

Building Real-World Desktop Apps With Electron

Building Real-World Desktop Apps With Electron
And how Slack has used Electron to scale

There’s one surprising thing which links the VS Code, Slack, WhatsApp, Github and Atom desktop apps together - they have all been built using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Thanks to Electron, building these powerful, cross-platform desktop apps is easier than you think.

Today we’ll learn how to do just that. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of building Electron apps, and look at a real-world example to see how Slack has been created. We’ll dive into Slack’s architecture, and investigate why we solved some of the problems we faced in the way we did.


Anuj Nair

July 19, 2018