1 Interactive Programming
2 Superior Debugging
3 Extensive Learning Support
4 Complete Functional Assistance
5 Facilitate Client-Server Interactions
6 Cookies and Local Storage Support
All about TypeScript
TypeScript gives access to third-party header files for various libraries such as MongoDB, jQuery, D3.js, etc. You get the privilege to use TS headers for Node JS elementary modules that enable smooth Node JS development. It provides an array of features and functionalities, including unions, visibility scopes, interfaces, classes, inheritance, namespace, variables, expressions, statements, modules, comments, and more.
According to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021, TypeScript stands amongst the top three most wanted programming languages. The same report states that 15.29% of developers worldwide are willing to choose this technology for their future development requirements. Besides, many companies like Lyft, KAVAK, Asana, Microsoft, Bitpanda, Accenture, Slack, etc., are already using it. With this, we can surely say that TypeScript is about to create numerous business opportunities in the coming times.
Why Use TypeScript?
Here are some benefits of this programming language to give you a better idea.
1 Static and Dynamic Typing
2 Exploiting New ECMAScript Features
TypeScript supports unique, modern ECMAScript standards and trans-pile them to your choicest ECMAScript objectives. With this, you can use different attributes of ES2015 and beyond, such as classes, functions, de-structuring, modules, spread operator, and lambda, among others.
3 Improved IDE Support
TypeScript helps you create an advanced development environment for your Android, iOS, or Web app. There are various IDEs including WebStorm, Sublime, Atom, and Visual Studio Code that provide dedicated support for this language.
4 Type Inference
TypeScript can be your go-to option to simplify typing. By practicing type inference, you can make typing much easier and effortless. It helps in avoiding mistakes that may later result in runtime errors.
6 Firm Null Analysis
TypeScript doesn’t permit the utilization of a variable that is unknown to the TS compiler. This helps your developers to eliminate common programming errors such as cannot read property ‘x’ of undefined.
1 Stable Testing Workflow
2 Small Projects
Small web projects with smaller teams are one of the key areas where this technology can prove beneficial.
3 Build Tools
4 Framework and Library Support
TypeScript can be the perfect fit for the below requirements:
1 Compile-time Type Checking
TypeScript helps developers to successfully optimize and execute compile-time error checking/validation and run-time type confirmation.
2 Big Projects
If you have a complex project with large amounts of code in place powered by a huge development team functioning together, then TypeScript is the most suitable option to watch out for. Its interface and access modifiers give you an extra edge while communicating with API.
3 Framework and Library Support
TypeScript makes it easy to work with new libraries and frameworks. For instance, if you’re about to start a project that requires exploiting React and its APIs (both offer type definitions), you can use IntelliSense to discover and navigate novel interfaces.
The table points out some of the most important differences that your developers should not miss out on. Keeping these TS vs JS differentiation factors in mind will help you decide which platform is the perfect fit for your existing or upcoming project.
1 Type Definition
TypeScript syntax is more similar to that of C# and Java. It has a similar object-oriented feel as provided by these enterprise programming languages.
3 Learning Curve
4 Development Community
5 Number of Developers
From time to time you hit corner cases in TS which are not easily debuggable or don’t have enough documentation around it. An experienced developer is required to resolve these issues.
Also, many popular JS libraries predate TS, and TS support is added to them as an afterthought. So working with these libraries in TS is sometimes cumbersome.
Conclusion: Which one to Choose?
Pritam Barhate, with an experience of 14+ years in technology, heads Technology Innovation at Mobisoft Infotech. He has a rich experience in design and has been a consultant for a variety of industries and startups. At Mobisoft Infotech, he primarily focuses on technology resources and develops the most advanced solutions.