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I've done some Electron development (a translation of a C++/Qt app I developed, just to see what developing for Electron was like) and had the following thoughts:
  1. It can be a bit slow (I was extracting & displaying information from 8MB XML files - is that big?)
  2. Installing NPM packages with native code was a pain (this was a couple of years ago, so might have improved since then)
  3. Is it just me, or does installing Electron/any sizable NPM package pull down almost half the Internet? Felt like it...
  4. I was using Javascript, not Typescript (or a similar statically typed language). I don't really like vanilla Javascript, probably because I've used it so little, so that's a problem for me...
  5. Packaging the application for distribution yielded something like a 100MB installer, for what was really not that much more than a 'Hello World'. Compared to around 45MB for the C++/Qt apps (yes, that includes all the Qt DLLs - my code compiled down to a 1.5MB EXE).
Having said all that, two of the apps I use (and enjoy using) most, VSCode and GitKraken, are based on Electron, so I have no issue with Electron as a technology from a user's viewpoint. Having said that, I know that GitKraken uses a fair amount of C++ to get improved performance (does VSCode? IDK)
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p

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