I did discover Electron by chance, while looking for a framework that could allow me to write something that would run on both OSX and Windows.
To start with, I have limited html, css and JS knowledge, since my background is mostly in C# and C++; hopefully this won’t be a problem to my goal to write a simple Electron app.
Basically I would like to have a sort of survey on my internal network (less than 10 users); an app that can run on both OSX and Windows, that allow me to keep track of requests from the other members of the group. I did plan to write a Django app, although while searching, I did discover Electron and liked more the idea of a self contained app that would run on both OS.
To make it very simple, I would like to write an app that has some combobox and text fields; and a button to submit it. Once the submission start, I would like to save the data on the app, in a database (probably mysql or similar ), so I can keep track of the various answers and have a history of all the requests from each member.
Is this something that is worth develop in Electron, or is it an overkill? I would like to learn about this framework with something simple like this app, although after doing the standard hello world tutorial, I did find hard to move on more complex applications, since there is a bit of lack of books and video courses that teach you how to use Electron.
Suggestions about how to make this app would be really appreciated; I imagine that DB connection is something in the scope of Electron, and a simple questionnaire should not require extensive JS and CSS skill, but it would allow me to learn the basics about interactions and basic UI design on the Electron framework. Thanks in advance