HyperTerm or: How I've Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Electron-ification of Everything

seagoj profile image Jeremy Seago Originally published at seago.io on ・1 min read

Electron apps seem to be what the kids are into these days, but after dipping my toes into some of the most popular (atom, gitkraken, etc.) I eventually retreat back to the more traditional tool.

That is until I tried HyperTerm. I think it's quite possibly because the traditional alternative, iTerm2, never engendered the sort of loyalty out of me that something like my editor of choice would. After all a terminal emulator is mostly just a means to an end. As long as I can run zsh, neovim, and tmux in a way that doesn't make my eyes bleed, who cares right?

The real benefits become apparent when you start creating plugins. Something powerful occurs when the barrier to entry for modifying a tool that you use everyday is so low that HTML, CSS and JavaScript can clear it. Writing a plugin for whatever feature you want to add becomes faster than searching for an alternative app that does what you want. In the first day I was able to contribute to several functionality plugins for the platform and even created a plugin to port over my oh so important colorscheme.

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