Will JavaScript type annotations kill TypeScript?
The creators of Svelte and Turbo 8 both dropped TS recently saying that "it's not worth it".
Yes: If JavaScript gets type annotations then there's no reason for TypeScript to exist.
No: TypeScript remains the best language for structuring large enterprise applications.
TBD: The existing user base and its corpensource owner means that TypeScript isn’t likely to reach EOL without a putting up a fight.
I hope they both die. I mean, if you really need strong types in the browser then you could leverage WASM and use a real programming language.
I don’t know and I don’t care.
Software Development / Tech Life

CodeFights: A Platform to Test Coding Skills, Prepare for Interviews and Apply for Jobs

May 9th, 2017 3:00pm by
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It’s never been very easy to get a job as an engineer, and part of that is the rigorous and sometimes disconnected process of interviewing with a company. You don’t always know what to expect from a coding exercise, or what kinds of topics they’ll be looking to cover. CodeFights has emerged as one of the best and only solutions for coders and engineers to assess their skills, show their coding worth, and actually apply directly to some incredible software companies.

Tigran Sloyan, co-founder and CEO of CodeFights, spoke to us in this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast about how CodeFights’ gamification-based process works, how it can help engineers sharpen their skills, and how CodeFights connects users directly to companies eager to hire from their player base.

Helping Engineers Assess Their Skills And Prepare For Coding Interviews


1:06: An introduction to CodeFights and how it is using gamification as an assessment of programming skills.
6:22: How CodeFights is addressing diversity in the tech industry.
8:43: How companies are utilizing CodeFights to identify the skillsets of citizen and junior developers.
12:42: If a user is signing up to CodeFights for the first time, what can they expect?
16:25: CodeFights ‘Interview Practice,’ mode and its increasing popularity.
21:50: How CodeFights connects users to companies that are currently hiring.

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