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AAARGH ELECTRON IS SO FUCKING...decently pleasant to use?

So I've been working on a FPGA based synthesizer on a Xilinx Arty A7 board (that little Artix 35T chip is surprisingly capable), and since I hate typing commands into a serial stream for anything even decently complex just like any sane person should, I needed something to build a UI for controlling it and other synth projects while I make the Eurorack compatible enclosure and knobs and stuff. I chose Electron because they said it was simple and easy to make cool looking stuff, fast.

And they were right. In like two hours, with Electron and p5.js, starting from zero since I don't know jack about frontend, I had a pretty nice UI driving the hardware synth and effects modules. Not bad. I should use this more often.

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  • 5
    Good boy. Learn the truth.

    *pats head
  • 9
    here before the JS haters come by telling you about how you should've used something else
  • 3
    I’m installing tauri.studio right now. Saw it on hn today.
    Came by to devrant just because I have some free time and I see your rant.
    There is no such thing as coincidence.

    Good luck !🍀
  • 3
    @AleCx04 not only the JS haters, also the people that want to save some RAM.
  • 1
    @mundo03 damn near all applications that work eith elektron assume in one way or another that you have a non third world level computer: Disccord - Gaming, VS Code - Development, Slack - Workstation, Atom - Development etc etc.

    I don't think they cater to the "little guy" running a celeron with 2gb of RAM, which is fine honestly.
  • 1
    @AleCx04 :(
    Please think of the RAM!
    But I am biased because I am also a JS hater.
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