We’ve been experimenting with TypeScript at General Assembly the past few days and been pleasantly surprised at how great it is.
It’s already raised issues in our code and it’s starting to instil more confidence in our work. Since working with Go recently, and C/C++ last year, I’ve really been enjoying static types and so was keen to give this a go. Fortunately, the packages we are currently using all have types defined and the React support is really good (hello
Not only has is it making our code less error prone, but the tooling, like autocompletion, is phenominal. Most people are using Visual Studio Code as it is tightly integrated into Microsoft’s editor, but the Sublime package has also been very good for myself.
A couple of resources worth checking out: