Lately I’ve been fiddeling with cross-platform apps.
Cross-palform can be:
I’ve been searching on both ends 🙂 but this post is about desktop.
Languages (make a google search on each) aside from the traditional Java, C++, C, Objective C:
D lang, Go lang, Free Pascal(fpc)/Lazarus – Native executables on each platform. Only lazarus gives you fast, simple cross-plaform GUI (Linux,Mac,Windows)
Development Environments for HTML based development:
If you want to do something similar, you could be visit the embedded server mongoose (or a more free for comercial use fork civetweb) they used or the CEF3 (Chrome Embedded Framework).
Tip for node-webkit: Save persistent data in app
Web – Code editors (that use a similar technique as node-webkit)