Electron: Build a Desktop Application with Javascript Training Course


Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) is an open-source framework for building dynamic desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.¬† Electron is maintained by GitHub and is the main GUI framework behind GitHub’s Atom, Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code and Light Table IDE.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to build cross-platform native desktop application using only Javascript, HTML and CSS.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Download, configure and install Electron.
  • Understand Electron’s commands and tool set.
  • Use web based front and back end components such as NodeJS run-time and Chromium to build a multi-platform desktop application.
  • Modularize their application and utilize associated JavaScript files.
  • Build Electron on a low-end commodity machine.
  • Create branding and custom icons by renaming and/or editing the Electron executable file.
  • Integrate other frameworks such as Angular, Photon, and Bootstrap.

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • An understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript


  • Developers

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