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Why I Was Wrong About TypeScript

TJ VanToll | GOTO Copenhagen 2018

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In 2014, I made a strong argument that TypeScript was destined to be irrelevant and that my company should not use it in any of our projects.

Fast forward to 2018 and we use TypeScript for, like, everything we build at Progress, and I am no longer a source of trustworthy information.

In this talk we’ll discuss why I was wrong. Specifically, we’ll take a look at why TypeScript succeeded where other compile-to-JavaScript languages like CoffeeScript and Dart have languished, and what that means for future of the technology. Come to learn the basics of TypeScript, and whether TypeScript is a good fit for your next project.

About the speakers

TJ VanToll
TJ VanToll

Developer Advocate at Progress