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From julio cesar sanchez <jcesarmob...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Does Cordova have a problem making developers happy?
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:15:04 GMT
Raymond, sorry for the j***** ****** part, I know you like it and write
about it.
The truth is I haven't tried the 1.4.5 version yet, I use 1.3.2 at work and
I don't feel it soo slow (I use fastClick too and we target android 4 or
greater)

Just was talking about the questions I read on stackoverflow and *most* of
the question where they say "my cordova app is slow" the say they are using
that framework, but of course they don't mention the device where they are
testing, the version of the framework or the android version. I've seen *a
few* question where they ask "my cordova app is slow and I'm using ionic
framework", it's not always the framework fault.



2015-04-09 15:52 GMT+02:00 Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com>:

> Julio this is a great report/list of current state of dev ux for developers
> using cordova in what ever form.
>
> I would be sad if this list get's buried in the mailing list. I would like
> to have place in some place (i.e. google doc) to brain storm actions to
> improve on some of those items.
>
> At least for me I have being doing some thinking lately in this space.
>
> I think one things to me is that I would like to see cordova have zero
> friction to open collaboration.
>
> One small thing would be to go FULL usage of Github.
> We already have folks go there to submit PR anyway.
>
> 1. Use Github Issues
> Have folks use Github issues as the easiest and preferred way
> Backup/Archive  data on Apache using github web hooks to create
> corresponding jira items, and sync comments. we already doing this with
> mentions of jira CB-xxxx.
>
> Ability to have a more open conversation, even cross referencing other open
> source project that can collaborate with cordova like npm, react-native,
> etc.. to solve common problems once with open standards and open source.
>
> potential for using issues tags, for auto taggin pr with apache icla,
> questions, etc..
>
> 2. Use Github Wiki
> Use Github Wiki instead of wiki.apache.org/cordova. Easier to read, easier
> to find and read for users. Backup/Archive data on Apache using github web
> hooks, or some other automated process.
>
> 3. Use Github Pages
> Cordova.io already is built with jekyll. Easier to maintain and easier to
> atract people to help out on blogs, ages, Docs
> Backup/Archive data on Apache using github webhook or other automated
> process.
>
> 4. Simplify our message on cordova.io to hey! we do open source go to
> Github for everything.
>
> I'm not sure but the only rule that Apache imposes is that if Gihub decides
> to go down (;-p) or disappear the project can continue to work and data and
> history is preserved.
>
> Also what about if cordova decides to move out from Apache Foundation, to
> another open source Foundation? That should not affect the community they
> should still continue to interface in Github.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 4:08 AM, Stef <stephane.bachelier@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > As a survey it's always biased.
> >
> > I've used Cordova since a long time before the 1.x. The problem is
> clearly
> > not about Cordova, but most developers don't understand this. They think
> > Cordova is like "build an awesome application in 21 days".
> > Clearly most of these guys don't know Javascript, the mobile web nor
> > anything relative to the mobile.
> >
> > There are really a lots of shitty mobile applications and most of them
> are
> > native :)
> >
> > --
> > Stéphane Bachelier,
> > Tél. 06 42 24 48 09
> > B8A5 2007 0004 CDE4 5210  2317 B58A 335B B5A4 BFC2
> >
> > 2015-04-09 9:35 GMT+02:00 José-Luc Voltaire <
> > jose-luc.voltaire@netdevices.fr
> > >:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am a developper and I use Cordova.
> > >
> > > I just wanted to say that even thought we don't know all the details
> > about
> > > how it works under the hood, we have, at least, an idea of the work
> done
> > > and appreciate it.
> > >
> > > I try to understand how the tools I use work and I don't think I am the
> > > only one.
> > >
> > > I'm agree with Tyler and I think mobile web apps can be as good as
> native
> > > ones, it requires a lot of work, and that's what I try to do for the
> > apps I
> > > work on!
> > >
> > > Again, Thank you for your work, we appreciate!
> > >
> > > 2015-04-08 22:12 GMT+02:00 Tyler Freeman <Tyler@drumpants.com>:
> > >
> > > > I think what colors people's perception the most is the graphics and
> > > > interaction performance of JS vs Native. Here's a few possible
> reasons:
> > > >
> > > > * They are basing their bias off Phonegap apps they saw 3 years ago.
> > Even
> > > > though it's improved so much since then, those first apps still hang
> in
> > > > people's minds.
> > > >
> > > > * Developers are not trying hard enough for that smooth, buttery
> > > > animations. It is possible to get 60fps on modern WebKit views, but
> > it's
> > > > hard and takes a lot of work.
> > > >
> > > > * For instance, I came across an article once that recommended using
> > CSS
> > > > transforms instead of properties like "left". That changed my whole
> way
> > > of
> > > > thinking, and my app looks and reacts so much better because of it. I
> > > think
> > > > it would be good for the Cordova docs to lay out tips like that for
> > > making
> > > > top-notch apps.
> > > >
> > > > * Non-native feel and interactions. Some apps just port their
> iOS-style
> > > > design straight to Android without considering that Android users
> > expect
> > > a
> > > > completely different paradigm. Not sure there's much to do about
> this.
> > > >
> > > > Tyler
> > > >
> > > > On April 8, 2015 9:42:00 AM PDT, Michael Brooks <
> > > michael@michaelbrooks.ca>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >This is a really interesting survey. My take is that the score is
> low
> > > > >because over 50% of the participants are Windows users and the
> default
> > > > >Cordova experience on Windows is extremely unconventional - Git
> Bash,
> > > > >Node.js Command Prompt, terminal command driven development, and no
> > > > >full
> > > > >blown IDE. The Microsoft team is dramatically improving this and as
> > > > >Visual
> > > > >Studio integration becomes more well known, I hope those survey
> > results
> > > > >improve.
> > > > >
> > > > >On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Toplak Daniel <D.Toplak@cadenas.de>
> > > > >wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Absolutely right :-)
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Cordova is too easy in some situations and most of the developers
> > > > >using
> > > > >> cordova (not the cordova developers itself) are knowing nothing
> > about
> > > > >the
> > > > >> plugin system under the hood, or anything about the JS->Native->JS
> > > > >bridge.
> > > > >> They even don't know anything about the asynchronos communitcation
> > > > >with
> > > > >> plugins.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> In most situations this is absolutely ok, but if anything special
> is
> > > > >> needed or something goes wrong, then they have a problem.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The other thing is that there are some JS frameworks/libs which
> are
> > > > >not
> > > > >> the best for mobile devices. No I don't name anyone of that :-)
> > > > >>
> > > > >> My point of view is, that they don't see the real power of the
> > > > >cordova
> > > > >> framework and create sloppy/buggy UI's.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Daniel Toplak
> > > > >>
> > > > >> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > > > >> Von: Joe Bowser [mailto:bowserj@gmail.com]
> > > > >> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 8. April 2015 17:56
> > > > >> An: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > > > >> Betreff: Re: Does Cordova have a problem making developers happy?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Cordova is the most hated form of Mobile Development, because
> > > > >everyone can
> > > > >> create a Cordova app, and the quality of most Cordova applications
> > is
> > > > >> absolutely terrible.  If you're inheriting a Cordova application
> > from
> > > > >> another company, you're probably going to end up re-writing it
and
> > if
> > > > >> you're an iOS or Android shop, re-implementing it natively because
> > > > >that's
> > > > >> what you're more comfortable with.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> And I'm perfectly OK with that.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Wordpress and LAMP stacks aren't going away any time soon, and
> both
> > > > >those
> > > > >> technologies share the same property that anyone can create a
> shitty
> > > > >> website.  We've been called the Drupal of development for a
> reason,
> > > > >and at
> > > > >> the time we were called that, I took it as an insult because
I
> think
> > > > >Drupal
> > > > >> is shitty (I once inherited a bad Drupal project).  I don't think
> we
> > > > >should
> > > > >> care what developers say in a survey, since most developers are
> > > > >terrible
> > > > >> anyway.  We should just make sure that what we're releasing isn't
> > > > >terrible.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 8:03 AM Treggiari, Leo
> > > > ><leo.treggiari@intel.com>
> > > > >> wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> > The data below is from a StackOverflow Developer Survey
(
> > > > >> > http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2015).
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Most Dreaded technologies:
> > > > >> > Salesforce           73.2%
> > > > >> > Visual Basic        72.0%
> > > > >> > Wordpress         68.2%
> > > > >> > Matlab                 65.6%
> > > > >> > Sharepoint         62.8%
> > > > >> > LAMP                    62.2%
> > > > >> > Perl                        59.2%
> > > > >> > Cordova               58.8%                  **************
> > > > >> > Coffeescript       54.7%
> > > > >> > Other                    57.3%
> > > > >> > % of devs who are developing with the language or tech but
have
> > not
> > > > >> > expressed interest in continuing to do so.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Any ideas on what the problem is?  Here are some possible
> answers.
> > > > >> > I'm not suggesting that any of these are true, but rather
> looking
> > > > >for
> > > > >> > feedback from those who have heard developers express
> frustration
> > > > >with
> > > > >> Cordova:
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > *        There is no problem - unclear question led to the
> answer
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > *        The problem is really about creating native apps
in
> > > > >JavaScript +
> > > > >> > HTML5
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > *        Cordova CLI has a quality problem (learnability
|
> > > > >usability |
> > > > >> > reliability)
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > o   Too hard to set up development environment
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > o   The command CLI is too complicated
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > o   Not enough learning material (documentation, articles,
> books)
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > o   Too many bugs
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > o   Changes too frequently
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Leo
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> >
> > > > >>
> > > >
> > > > Tyler Freeman
> > > > CTO, DrumPants, Inc.
> > > >
> > > > Sent from mobile
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Cordialement,
> > >
> > > Voltaire José-luc
> > > Directeur Technique
> > > Netdevices
> > > e-mail : jose-luc.voltaire@netdevices.fr
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Carlos Santana
> <csantana23@gmail.com>
>

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