TypeScript has silently won the web development

TypeScript has silently won the web development

Roughly 10 months ago I've written about the way Babel.js (& ES6) has changed web development in such a short time. Let me remind you just my final conclusion: You don't have to wait anymore, there's really no reason to postpone adapting Babel/ES6 in your current development. But that was 10 months ago & ... situation has developed in an interesting way since then. No-one seems to care about new framework hype-trains anymore - the most interesting (& widely commented) improvements affect the language (JavaScript) itself: JSX, Flow & ... (vacuumed & improved :>) TypeScript. When there was no hope…

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TypeScript - Microsoft's answer to Dart? Or CoffeeScript?

Everyone wants to play a major role in (r)evolution of JavaScript. CoffeeScript (http://coffeescript.org/) has already gained some popularity, Google has released its Dart (http://www.dartlang.org/) not that long time ago. Here comes Microsoft (have you noticed that they are always late?), bringing to you… TADAMMM! TypeScript! (http://www.typescriptlang.org) And actually it’s a good stuff (would I bother you if it were otherwise? ;>). What’s so special about it? It’s a "strict superset" of JavaScript. That means that every valid JavaScript code is also a valid TypeScript code (so it’s…

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