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JSJ 368: TypeScript - Good or Bad

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Sponsors Triplebyte offers a $1000 signing bonus Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Linode offers $20 credit CacheFly Panel Joe Eames AJ O’Neal Episode Summary In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Joe Eames and AJ O’Neal talk about what TypeScript is, and their background and experiences with it. They discuss the different kinds of typed languages such as dynamic vs static, strong vs weak, implicit vs explicit casting and the reasons for selecting one type over the other. AJ shares his opinion on not preferring TypeScript in general, while Joe offers a counter perspective on liking it, and both give a number of reasons to support each argument. They talk about some final good and bad points about TypeScript and move on to picks. Links TypeScript CoffeeScript Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tv, Facebook and Twitter. Picks Joe Eames: Cypress What if your dev environment was a PWA? ? | Eric Simons Angular 8 Intergalactic Star Wars Tantive IV Lego set AJ O’Neal: Measure What Matters @root on npm @bluecrypt on npm  

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