Why You Should Be Using TypeScript
January 04, 2020
I graduated UC Irvine majoring in Computer Game Science, and I really had no prior exposure to web development. My main languages were C, C++, Java, and Python and I mainly worked on compiled/executable programs. All the code I wrote was object oriented.
Well, there’s a lot of reasons! I’m just going to put down some of the ones that I really like about the language. If you want to read more, you can check out this article.
It’s easy to understand
Coming from an object oriented background, working with strong types is a godsend.
After coming back from a vacation or revisiting my old codebases, I can easily just read through my code and understand what’s happening. I’m able to know what any function returns, or what I’m expecting from my variables without having to explicitly document it.
It helps me catch my mistakes
It saves me an awful lot of time having to catch my small mistakes and ensures that my code will (most likely) be working at run-time.
Thanks for reading! 🚀
Written by Chris Fulgencio who lives and works in Los Angeles. You should follow me on GitHub.