Those days I have a lot of questions from clients for mobile apps and I’m building apps for myself and startup projects. After trying alternatives like TypeScript, ClojureScript or Dart, I feel like I miss PureScript very much (especially when working with Dart). I already built an internal Dashboard with Firebase connection in PureScript with React Basic Hooks and both the FFI and the package were great.
But I’m wondering about the performance for a user-facing application. Do we observe a neat performance gap between vanilla JS and PureScript? For frontend or React Native? Do people here have applications running in production and feedbacks about that? I feel like backend code it’s not a huge problem because the user is not directly interacting with it.
On another topic, did someone tried to build a startup with fullstack PureScript? I’m afraid that recruiting will be hard if/when the startup will scale. Do someone have insights about that? Do you think it’s doable or I should switch to another tech, at least for backend?
Just to give a little bit of context, I’m more a frontend person, but also worked with Haskell, Lisp, ML languages as well as Ruby, Java, JS, etc. But I’m probably a little biased without frontend and JS code in general.