I was talking to my manager the other day, discussing the languages we are using at $dayjob. He kind of offhandedly said that he thinks TypeScript is a temporary fad and soon everything will go back to using JavaScript. He doesn’t like that it’s made by Microsoft either.

I’m not a frontend developer so I don’t really know, but my general impression is that everything is moving more and more towards TypeScript, not away from it. But maybe I’m wrong?

Does anyone who actually works with TypeScript have any impression about this?

  • @iarigby
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    32 months ago

    the can’t add proper typing without adding a compiler. Whatever they add will be closer to puthon’s type hints. I’ve had to write primary in python lately and type hints help very very slightly, and tools like pyright catch so many false errors due to lack of hints in libraries that we’re forced to add ignore statements on too many lines. I genuinely don’t understand how there can be so many languages and all of them be painful to use

    • MV (Jerboa dev)
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      32 months ago

      I genuinely don’t understand how there can be so many languages and all of them be painful to use

      What about kotlin?

      • @iarigby
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        32 months ago

        yes I heard it’s great. Scala was one language where I didn’t constantly feel like getting hit in the head with a hammer and I’ve heard Kotlin has a similar experience. I’m not interested in Android development so I haven’t tried it

        • @[email protected]
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          32 months ago

          Kotlin isn’t just for Android; IMO unless you’re trying to do purely functional programming, it’s preferable to Scala for JVM work.

          • MV (Jerboa dev)
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            Yeah anywhere were you would use Java. Scala has a too high adoption cost. Kotlin is better suited for enterprise, has a stronger ecosystem and better interop with Java. I did enjoy scala though when experimented with it. The only thing I missed was the lack of control flow, no labels, continue, break

    • @aidan
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      22 months ago

      I have very minimal pain in Go

      • @iarigby
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        22 months ago

        I’ve heard good things about it, looking forward to learning it (hopefully soon)

        • @aidan
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          32 months ago

          I was able to pick it up extremely quickly. Just basically looking at existing projects. Tbh, I don’t even know how I learned it.