That one word had hung around the edges of my consciousness for months. VS Code would suggest the
Little did I know that the evangelist that would convert me to the typed way would be my own coffee maker.
Like many work-inclined people I know, coffee fuels a large part of my working day. And like many developers I know, I follow my creative inspirations wherever they might take me -- often into the small hours of the night. At the end of my working hours, I typically set a pot of coffee on autobrew for the following morning so I can start my next day without missing a beat.
One day a couple weeks ago, I woke up to a calamity: coffee grounds everywhere. Coffee grounds in my coffee, coffee grounds on the counter, coffee grounds trailing down my cabinet doors and pooling on the kitchen floor below.
If my coffee machine had been strictly typed? Sure, maybe I would have been annoyed that my machine was bleeping at me to fix my improper setup when the only thing I wanted to do was go to sleep. But I would have fixed things all the same, and my diligence would have been rewarded with morning coffee.
There are few things more important to me than coffee, and properly-working code is one of them. So, while the jury's still out on when we'll see strong typing make its way into home appliances, I decided right then and there that I would start my journey into TypeScript.