[apps cross-platform electron java javascript js node.js python qbrt react banner]

Electron is everywhere you look these days. As a developer seeking to build cross-platform apps, it’s very appealing. It’s free, easy to use and quick to develop with. It’s a very fast way to get an MVP (minimal viable product) to market. On the other hand, a lot of programmers who are smarter than me have a real issue with it. Every time Electron is mentioned online, you’ll invariably hear the opinion that Electron apps use 300+ MB of RAM and run like a dog floundering in molasses.