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Discussion on: An introduction to TypeScript and ES Modules

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Rob OLeary

Do you think TypeScript is worthwile to learn? How long before you became comfortable with TS?

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TypeScript is designed so you can "just use a little bit" and gradually embrace it more.

For me, it's a no brainer - it's not a huge shift from JavaScript, and the type system is powerful and well thought out. You also tend to benefit from ES-v-next features before they land in the browser.

I have a long background in using statically typed languages, so for me, TypeScript feels like a really lovely sweet spot.

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Rob OLeary

I've nibbled around the edges by contributing a bit to the VS Code codebase, which is written in TypeScript. I came to JS after Java, so I would appreciate static typing. I think I will incrementally adopt TS and look to use it in a smaller project at a later date.