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I can't work on my phone - desktop all the things

by stefan judis

Published February 16, 2017 in Technology

The web platform gets stronger every month. Bluetooth, offline capability and even virtual reality are coming into our browsers.

Does this mean that we don't need desktop apps anymore?

No, a big trend is happening in parallel. A new go-to platform to build desktop applications entered the stage – Electron.

Everything in Electron is built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now frontend developers build almost everything with it. From small tiny apps solving everyday problems to full fledged IDEs – developers build tools for the environment they spend at least eight hours a day in: the desktop.

Let's have a look at how this works and what it takes to build a desktop app.