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?

  • @Valmond
    62 months ago

    Some of us are old enough to remember the browser wars and EEE, so I definitely understands not wanting to be sucked into some mega corps eco system with future lock-ins. Often you can’t do anyhhing else, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck.

    • @[email protected]
      12 months ago

      Same. Writing sites that relied on IE was always a stupid decision and kinda invalidated the point of writing a web app.

      I think most people knew that and the managers fucked up big time pushing it. At least in my experience.

      But that’s very different to choosing a programming language.