re: TypeScript is a waste of time. Change my mind. VIEW POST

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There is a certain point at which a codebase becomes too unwieldy to read easily regardless of what language or typing method is being used. We are all human. Humans are bound to make mistakes. The static typing provided by TypeScript allows developers to more easily create structured code to begin with. One of the largest drawbacks with JavaScript (which is also it's greatest strength) is how ambiguous it can be. TypeScript, like any other tool, empowers developers to be conscious of and follow strict design patterns in order to mitigate human error in the future.

As you inferred, TypeScript is a niche tool. Just like a ruler. You would use a ruler to measure things, cut cloth, and draw straight lines. However, a ruler wouldn't be useful for drawing curves or working with rounded shapes.

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