So I’ve recently been playing around with Hugo, which is a static site generator. I know that comparing Hugo and Meteor doesn’t make much sense, but one thing I’ve noticed is that when I change a file in my Hugo project, the dev site running on localhost updates with the changes in what feels like less than 1/4 of one second.
With Meteor, when I change a file, the dev site running on localhost updates eventually, but it sometimes feels like 30 seconds – so long that it is basically useless to me. This is aggravating – I want to be able to tweak some CSS or add a couple lines to a template or some JS and then instantly see the result.
Why is Meteor sooo slow in development? It’s driving me bonkers.
Will the next release fix this? If not, I think it will be faster for me to just learn Erlang.