That language is TypeScript.
What is TypeScript?
So what are the advantages of using TypeScript?
TypeScript is type-safe This means that you have to define the type of the variable before initializing it. Making your code type-safe decreases the number of bugs evolved in your app over time and makes it cleaner. Types give superior integration to your editor which improves editor support meaning increased developer productivity and gives you a better codebase.
Type Inference It uses something called type inference which is nothing but adding types to your code which gives safety enabled without you writing long and additional lines of code making your app faster and scalable.
It is developed and maintained by Microsoft TypeScript is developed and maintained by Microsoft and widely used by many companies which means it's nowhere near to reaching its end. So you can expect regular updates and fixes to the language.
Let's move on to some testimonials!
TypeScript is widely used and loved by developers around the world. Here are some testimonials given by popular companies which is another indication that switching to TypeScript is worth it.
According to Slack, the switch to TypeScript made their life a lot easier in terms of bug-fixing and productivity. They also said Static Analysis which analyzes your code and tries to infer types and warns the developer in advance before the code even runs. They were overwhelmed by the amount of bugs found when they were converting their code to TypeScript.
According to Airbnb, TypeScript prevented 38% of the bugs based on their analysis.
TypeScript lets developers be productive and safe at the same time.
In StackOverflow's developer survey in 2020, TypeScript was declared to be the 2nd most loved programming language TypeScript was used by 78% of the 2020 State of JS survey and 93% went on to say that they would use it again. It was also awarded the Most Adopted Technology based on year-to-year growth.
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