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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: Does Cordova have a problem making developers happy?
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:56:24 GMT
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 <>

> The data below is from a StackOverflow Developer Survey (
> 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 +
> *        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

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