This is a hotly debated issue that we will cover in this article.
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As with any engineer, the position that each software developer takes on such an issue revolves around the type of work that they do, the way they like to do things, and the end results that they see.
To Begin at the Beginning
Developers always have a ‘trilemma’ (or project management triangle), which involves worrying about quality, speed, and cost.
Every client wants to get a working product as soon as possible without any quality issues or bugs, and most importantly, at a minimal total cost of development.
However, this isn’t something that can be easily achieved as increasing development speed to keep costs as low as possible will undoubtedly affect the quality of the final product.
It is because of these factors that every developer out there is constantly trying to find the right balance to keep the client happy during the development period without cutting corners simply to limit the amount of time required for the development.
One only has to refer to recent revelations that U.S aircraft manufacturer Boeing placed pressures on its programmers to speed up software development or cut safety programs altogether for its new 737 Max plane in order to save money.
The resulting crashes have so far not only cost the company billions in payouts but may well have doomed this multibillion-dollar project altogether.
Software development would not be possible without basic tools such as programming languages.
Developed by Konrad Zuse between 1943 and 1945, Plankalkül was officially the first computer programming language. However, it was Short Code, created in 1949, which is accepted as the first high-level programming language.
However, these languages were very limited and are not in use today.
‘Linting’ is the industry name for automated code checks performed by sophisticated software programs that often include some elements of machine learning.
Even though JS is already a dynamically-typed language, something which is designed to greatly reduce code errors, ESlint proved to be a powerful tool to help reduce errors as it greatly reduced the extra time developers spent on checking and debugging code.
It is precisely these innovations in the tools that developers use that help them to keep down costs, reduce mistakes, and ultimately to make more and more sophisticated programs.
What is Typescript and Why do we need it?
This was particularly detrimental for enterprise-level companies, and this created a need for an alternative. Typescript was created to fill this gap.
At that time, a lot of frameworks and libraries written in Typescript were released, for example, Angular.io from Google, NestJS based on Express.
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According to 2019.stateofjs.com research out of 21,717 respondents, 58.5% use TS and are happy with it, 23% haven’t used TS but want to try, and 19% will never use TS.
You need to explicitly declare the type of variables when you code using TypeScript. This eliminates those hard-to-debug errors related to variable types. If you have a development team that has a mix of experienced and mid-level developers, then you need a language that’s easy to debug. TypeScript fits the bill perfectly here.
Eliminating common errors during the compilation stage has benefits for the security of the application too. Hackers regularly exploit common bugs in programs to compromise application systems. You will be able to code a secure application using TypeScript.
During a complex development project, you might need to create prototypes. A creational design pattern, prototyping allows you to clone objects. You can clone objects without reference to their specific classes. Prototyping allows you to clone complex objects too.
On the other hand, you will have a steep learning curve with respect to TypeScript. TypeScript is a statically-typed language with its rigid syntactical aspects. You can’t take too many liberties!