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Typed JavaScript with TypeScript and Flow

Hello JavaScript Air friends!


Join us as we chat with Anders Hejlsberg (@ahejlsberg) and Jeff Morrison (@lbljeffmo) for Episode 38: Typed JavaScript with TypeScript and Flow!

Adding typings to JavaScript is becoming more and more popular. We’re going to chat with the creators of TypeScript and Flow to discuss the why and how behind typed JavaScript.

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From this episode:

“One thing that’s really cool about the direction that typed JavaScript is going, with both Flow and TypeScript is that you have the ability to go in and you have this type checker that can inform you when you’ve made these breaking changes. You can also still make those breaking changes and expect the code to run; compiling isn’t a precursor to running.”

Jeff Morrison on what to expect from typed JavaScript

Picks, Links and Tips from this episode

anders-heljsberg

Anders Heljsberg, @aheljsberg


Tips
  • Follow your passion. Go Play. Write some new code. That’s how you do your best work. Try to enjoy what you’re doing.
  • There are lots of people coming to JS now. Lots of OOP programmings flowing into the ecosystem. JS can be a great FP language though. There’s a lot you can learn from studying FP in JS.
jeff-morrison

Jeff Morrison, @lbljeffmo


Links Tips
  • Have a “just get it working” mentality. Then clean it up after
Picks
brian-lonsdorf

Brian Lonsdorf, @drboolean


Tips
  • Functions should be input to output. Type systems help a lot more when you compose this way.
  • Stay away from Object|Any :)
Picks
dan-abramov

Dan Abramov, @dan_abramov


Picks

Kent C. Dodds, @kentcdodds


Tips
  • No matter how well you know something, keep your mind open to learn even more about it.
Picks
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