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George Hanson Ask Me Anything

I personally dislike the syntax of Elm, TypeScript is my preference.

I think that the only thing JavaScript might lack is the static types. Adding it would kind of make TypeScript obsolete, but I think if JavaScript had strict types I would use that instead.

I don't think HTML or CSS is going away, any time soon.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

I agree with everything you said, and I really feel JS creators are really doing too much hard work to ignore all these thoughts of JS devs :(

It's like every developer is begging for the native support of JS typing !

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George Hanson Ask Me Anything

While it might be a while until script types are available in JavaScript, it will be much better when all browsers implement the modern ES6 standard. Meaning we can write valid ES6 code, without transpiling it down to ES5.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Yeah, you're right... actually, we wrote an app in Vue, and we never needed to transpile for most of our users.

Here: github.com/coretabs-academy/websit...

Until we knew Safari isn't supporting ES6 (all iphone, OSX, and iPad users complained) so we added babel then.

This gave me very positive impression of how JS is getting adopted faster than any other langs.