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

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re: Or adding data.timestamp. With TS you automatically get notified of all the places where this data has to be set and also you now automatically kno...

Vscode refactors plain js just fine. Typescript does not help with that.

Actually, I might be mistaken, but VSCode uses tsserver to better understand your code and do stuff like refactoring, IntelliSense and stuff.

TypeScript isn't only able to perform static type checking on explicit types, it also infers types quite well. It's even possible to write plain JS, enable allowJs and checkJs on your tsconfig.json and let it infer and type-check stuff for you.

This also takes me to another point: in my experience I hardly type stuff other than function parameters; typescript can, usually, infer the rest. So arguments like "you write more code" get a bit weaker, IMHO

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