"I wish people would stop making interesting things in node" t-shirt https://retro.social/media/tsXKkii_WNzg4wo_uIs
A companion to my Node T-shirt, here's one lamenting the number of interesting projects that ship in Electron.
@ralph there are several node projects that are very difficult to install/configure because node changes pretty starkly from month to month, and npm is a trash fire.
Node apps also tend to underperform compared to other languages on underpowered hardware, but ymmv there.
Using electron applications means using multiple, outdated and insecure versions of chrome, at the same time. It’s a security and performance nightmare, especially on low RAM systems.
@ralph Nah, Node is just really frustrating to work with if you aren't a node developer.
And don't get me started on the NPM left pad debacle.
Node encourages people to re-use dynamic code from other folks for simple tasks that they could do on their own.
I've found so many phone-homes in otherwise dead simple npm packages. And it goes unnoticed, because you're always pulling the latest version.