Presentation: Electron Apps, from Start to Production

Track: Modern Browser-Based Apps

Location: Liberty, 8th fl.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Front-end Developer


Electron is the new in-vogue platform for writing cross-platform Desktop applications, and in this talk, we'll be demoing from end-to-end how to get started super quickly writing your own apps, via the new electron-forge tool that drastically simplifies writing and packaging apps. Without any boilerplate, we'll see how to integrate popular web UI libraries and languages such as React, Typescript, and Babel compilation, we'll go over some need-to-know things about how Desktop apps are distributed on different platforms, and we'll see how to set up an automatically updating packaged app that users can install.

Speaker: Paul Betts

Electron Core Contributor & Open Source Guru

Paul Betts is a software developer in San Francisco, a core contributor to the Electron project, and maintains several popular open-source libraries such as electron-compile, electron-spellchecker, Squirrel.Windows, and electron-rebuild. In his spare time he also maintains / advises several *other* open-source C# libraries, such as ReactiveUI and Akavache

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