Electron From Scratch: Build Desktop Apps With JavaScript

Electron From Scratch: Build Desktop Apps With JavaScript [Download] Udemy Course Brad Traversy

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What you'll learn

  • Learn how to build desktop apps with Electron
  • Create and package 3 complete cross-platform applications
  • Use IPC to communicate between Main & Renderer Processes
  • Use Vanilla JS & React with Electron
  • Create custom menu items, system tray apps and more
  • Work with local data as well as MongoDB Atlas database


This is a hands on, project based course on learning how to build and package cross-platform desktop applications using Electron. Many popular apps including VSCode, Slack and Skype are built on Electron.

We will build 3 apps

ImageShrink - An app to optimize images for websites

SystTop - RealTime CPU monitor with notifications and system tray

BugLogger - CRUD app to track logs which uses React and the MongoDB Atlas cloud database

Some stuff you will learn:

  • Create app windows with BrowserWindow

  • Create menus with custom items

  • Menu roles

  • Shell module to open files and folders

  • Create system tray icons with context menus

  • App events

  • Main process & Renderer process

  • Communication between processes with IPCMain & IPCRenderer

  • Packaging Electron apps

  • Creating log files

  • Interact with system hardware

  • Create a data store file with settings data

  • Integrate React with Electron

  • Integrate a MongoDB database with Mongoose

  • Some JavaScript stuff that you may not have known

Who this course is for:

  • Developers that want to build desktop apps with web technologies
Full Stack Web Developer & Instructor at Traversy Media

Brad Traversy has been programming for around 12 years and teaching for almost 5 years. He is the owner of Traversy Media which is a successful web development YouTube channel and specializes in everything from HTML5 to front end frameworks like Angular as well as server side technologies like Node.js, PHP and Python. Brad has mastered explaining very complex topics in a simple manner that is very understandable. Invest in your knowledge by watching Brad's courses.

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