| ||Ask HN: Is Electron really that bad for desktop apps?|
30 points by anoncoward1234 on May 6, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 26 comments |
|I've been thinking of making a desktop app, but I keep hearing all this chatter about how Electron is really hard on memory. On the other hand, I know webdev, and learning C++ to make a native webapp seems like a steep learning curve (say by using something like Qt). Not only would I have to make different versions of the app for different operating systems, but I would also have to style the app using C++ which seems like a nightmare. CSS/js styling is so nice in comparison.|
Is Electron really that bad? If so, are there any good alternatives that solve the two issues I mention above?
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