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Discussion on: TypeScript is slow. What can we do about it?

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Aleksei Berezkin Author

I hear this quite often about TS. However, IMO there's no controversy: if you feel you don't need types, you actually don't need them. Lucky you! Your editor is fast, and npm scripts are short. You are happy developer who've never worked in large old enterprises in its worst sense. Having types in such projects is usually the only good thing about them.

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Ivan Jeremic

I'm not against types but it gets crazy if types are more code then my actual code, I'm for to only type what is really needed like what gets returned that's it.

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TypeScript pulled me back into Node.JS development. . Without TypeScript I would have ditched node and moved onto a different platform altogether.

IMO, developing with node, typescript, vscode is a whole lot faster and more enjoyable than core, c#, and vs. However, for large Node apps, there are some serious development patterns you have to be aware of to make your app successful.

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Donghyeon Kim

Same here. I would never have come back to nodejs if there wasn't TS.