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Discussion on: JavaScript Is Eating The World

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Greg Bowler

Yes, but we can ignore the obvious flaws and use things like TypeScript to transpile our code rather than admitting there are better tools.

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Ben Halpern

I don't particularly like JavaScript and wouldn't choose Node by default, but it's not a strict dichotomy. Circumstance is everything and there are a lot of circumstances where JavaScript really is the right choice, mostly because it's ubiquitous and models can be expressed the same across all environments. We got to this point not because of JS's greatness, but because of pragmatism. That can't be ignored.