Also published at iamdeveloper.com on Jan 16, 2019
This comment in the Jest repository, https://github.com/facebook/jest/pull/7554#issuecomment-454358729, has been floating around on the Twitterverse the past few days and seems to be garnering a lot of attention.
Other prominent JS devs have been chiming in as well. Some with a little more cursing, so apologies in advance. 😉
Jamie 🏳️🌈I'm dropping Flow in favor of TypeScript... and you should too.
Flow just doesn't give a shit about the community... and I say that having worked on the Flow team at Facebook.
Facebook should drop Flow entirely. It's a bad investment for even them at this point22:40 PM - 19 Nov 2018
Kent C. DoddsI've been using TypeScript for ~1 week now. Migrating from Flow.
Breath. Of. Fresh. Air.
I'll blog about this in a week or two. This is really great though.20:41 PM - 20 Dec 2018
Ryan FlorenceSide note. TypeScript is taking over. It has gained rapid adoption in 2018 and its embarrassing that I don't know it.
If you're looking for a job, there's a 50/50 chance your next code base will be using it if my workshop attendees are any sort of decently random sample.02:32 AM - 30 Oct 2018
Guillermo Rauch@rauchgTypeScript: will cement the role of raw JS as a prototyping language, and give it a certain incremental path towards increased safety, correctness, enhanced team collaboration. ".ts" will be supported out of the box by most frameworks and platforms. Bonus: assemblyscript.org20:08 PM - 29 Dec 2018
Is this the final nail in the coffin for Flow? Is it another year where TypeScript adoption continues to rise and it becomes the Year of TypeScript?
There's even a horse_ts Twitter account now. It's not too hard to guess who it is, but I still find it pretty funny.
"So if you’ve been a holdout (like me, to be honest), 2019 is definitely the year to learn TypeScript.", @kball quote from https://zendev.com/2019/01/15/frontend-development-topics-to-learn-in-2019.html
Share your thoughts in the comments below and feel free to shamelessly plug your TS posts, if you've written any on dev.to. I'll shamelessly plug first.
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