Electron — If you can build a website, you can build a desktop app with Javan M.

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Electron is a framework for building native, cross-platform applications with the web technologies you know and love: JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It’s a happy marriage of Chrome (Chromium, technically) and Node.js that empowers you quickly to build and distribute rich applications. And in this talk I’ll do just that! Watch me build an app from scratch and learn how easy it is.


Javan Makhmali is a Programmer at Basecamp, and the sole developer behind its Electron-backed desktop app. He’s the co-creator of Trix, and a regular contributor to Ruby on Rails.