I first did cross-platform development around 1993 with 16-bit Windows and OS/2, which at the time were only distinguishable to someone who knew what to look for. All the same controls in all the same places. It didn’t work. I advised the company on my first day to write dual native code apps and in OS/2 port I solved all their problems in a few weeks. Pardon me for being skeptical.

I tried react briefly; when I learned there was no visual editor for screens I walked away. Pixel math is tiresome and having to design screens iteratively is a pain in the behind no matter how quick the test cycle is.

And, frankly, I don’t like JavaScript. With var for everything it feels like a toy.

I write native iOS, I can learn Android/Kotlin in a week, who needs half-disabled toys.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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