Ajit Kumar is senior product manager for Ext JS at Sencha.
Despite the meteoric rise of smartphones, the desktop is far from dead.
In fact, the desktop  remains the most critical platform for business applications due to the massive explosion in the complexity and volume of data.
If you’re an enterprise developer, you know that desktop applications are a must-have, while mobile apps are a nice-to-have.Modern web technologies have enabled a new class of data-intensive business applications that have been built with web technologies.
Some of the most prominent data-intensive business applications available today, such as Salesforce, Marketo, and Freshdesk, are accessed via the browser.

At the same time, other popular applications, such as Slack, Basecamp, and Visual Studio Code, are web applications wrapped with Electron and deployed natively on MacOS, Windows, and Linux.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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