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Discussion on: JavaScript is DEAD πŸ’€

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Jen

It depends! For small projects and small scripts, having strict typescript rules and having to compile and adjust your project settings can be a hindrance.

There are lots of boilerplate projects that have ts baked in and all set up to worth with jest and whichever framework you like.

I guess types aren’t a hindrance to me, since I’m very used to it coming from swift. If you aren’t used to it, sure it might be slower and feel like a chore writing types. You really start to feel the benefit when you’re working in bigger teams or projects. There’s a lot less you have to worry about since the static analysis takes care of that.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Very good points raised here! πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Size and complexity of a project are key indeed. Not all tools are well-suited for all use cases.

I guess types aren’t a hindrance to me, since I’m very used to it coming from swift.

Makes sense πŸ˜… Types don't bother me either, after all, the first programming language I learned was Java (yeah, the one for masochists). Java's a tough one to please I must say 😞

Thanks so much for allowing me to pick your brains a little, hehe. 😁