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Why I Was Wrong About TypeScript

In 2014, I made a strong argument that TypeScript was destined to be irrelevant and that my company should not use it in any of our projects. I was wrong. In 2017, TypeScript is taking over the JavaScript world, and we now use TypeScript for pretty much everything we build.

In this talk we’ll talk a look at why TypeScript succeeded where other compile-to-JavaScript frameworks like CoffeeScript and Dart have languished. We’ll then look at whether TypeScript is a good fit for your next development project.

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TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a senior developer advocate for Progress who spends his time helping web developers build mobile apps through projects like Cordova and NativeScript.

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