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.
Cloud Native Ecosystem / Kubernetes

Join Us at KubeCon for Live Event Coverage and Interviews on Hot Topics in Cloud Native Technology

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America flagship conference will be hosted virtually on November 17-20, 2020. Here is a rundown of events hosted by The New Stack.
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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America flagship conference will be hosted virtually on Nov. 17-20. Adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities all around the globe will get together to hear the latest insights and trends in the cloud native ecosystem. The New Stack will also be there and we have a robust program planned this year, including:

  • Pancake & Podcast panel discussions with leading cloud security firms Accurics and Palo Alto Networks to discuss the importance of Immutable Security and IAM (Identity Access Management).
  • Our first-ever livestreaming event coverage, where we are joined by a great lineup of cloud experts and technologists to cover and discuss new and rising open source projects, and to hear from industry thought leaders.
  • Day of Podcasts with on-demand video interviews, roundtable discussions and lightning demos that highlight emerging issues and trends in the cloud native ecosystem.

Join Our Virtual Pancake and Podcasts

First, register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020. Once registered, add one or both events below to your schedule.

Then, for a chance to win a prize, send questions via Twitter to @TheNewStack by Thursday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. PST | 4 p.m. EST. Or log into the event session to ask questions during or after the panel discussions.

Immutable Security is Hot!

REGISTER for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11-11:50 a.m. EST
As new technologies such as serverless, containers and service mesh are adopted, cloud infrastructure is becoming increasingly immutable. Infrastructure is never modified after it is deployed. If something needs to be modified in any way, new infrastructure needs to be provisioned through the code. Explore the latest in securing critical configurations while managing risks.

Join panelists across the cloud and cloud security community including Om Moolchandani, chief technology officer at Accurics; Chenxi Wang, managing general partner at Rain Capital Management; Krishna Bhagavathula, chief technology officer of the  National Basketball Association; Priyanka Sharma, general manager at CNCF; and Rosemary Wang, developer advocate at HashiCorp. Thank you to Accurics for sponsoring this event.

When IAM Hurts

REGISTER for Friday, Nov. 20 at 11-11:50 a.m. EST
Cloud misconfigurations can cause major challenges for organizations and a recent Palo Alto Networks Cloud Threat Report 2H 2020 uncovered that an identity and access management (IAM) misconfiguration could be worth millions. As organizations use multiple clouds in different ways, it has introduced many new security risks. Now, the ability to see who has access to specific cloud resources and secure them has become essential for security teams to integrate across the application lifecycle.

Join The New Stack and Ashley Ward, Technical Director/Office of the CTO, Palo Alto Networks; Lin Sun, senior technical staff member and master inventor for Istio at IBM; Nathaniel “Q” Quist, senior threat researcher, Palo Alto Networks; and Steven Vaughan-Nichols contributing editor at ZDNet and security reporter for The New Stack, as we dive into cloud misconfigurations and the role of IAM. Thank you to Prisma by Palo Alto Networks for sponsoring this event.

Tune in for Livestreaming Event Coverage

Our live coverage will highlight the amazing apps and projects that talented engineers are building, and how they did it. We’ll dive deep into topics that are top-of-mind challenges for many organizations and look at new technologies and practices that are at the forefront of innovation.

Understand Observability, Then Level Up

REGISTER for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. EST
Observability has come at the forefront of cloud performance these days but what is it really? Honeycomb’s Principal Developer Advocate, Liz Fong-Jones will join us along with Amazon Web Services‘ Principal Engineer Jaana Dogan to discuss observability, CNCF’s OpenTelemetry community project, and what Honeycomb and AWS are doing to help take observability to the next level by instrumenting code for metrics and traces. Thanks to Honeycomb for sponsoring this livestream.

Let’s Get SPIFFE and InSPIREd with HPE

REGISTER for Thursday, Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. EST
We’ll also be speaking live in a second segment with HP Enterprise cloud experts Andrew Jessup and Umair Khan who will dive into what the former Scytale team, and founders of the project, are doing with SPIFFE and SPIRE post-acquisition by HPE.

Building and Securing Machine Learning Infrastructure on Kubernetes

REGISTER for Friday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. EST 
We’ll cover the latest challenges of deploying and managing complex stateful scale-out applications for AI/ML on Kubernetes in this roundtable discussion with current HP Enterprise fellow and former co-founder of BlueData, Inc., Tom Phelan, alongside HP Enterprise Distinguished Technologist and Lead Data Scientist, Nanda Vijaydev.  Thanks to HP Enterprise for sponsoring this livestream.

Catch the Day of Podcasts at Our booth

REGISTER for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020
Be sure to register for the event, then stop by our booth in the Media and Analyst Exhibit Hall, and catch the on-demand virtual roundtable, lightning demos, and video interviews with key industry experts including:

  • Eric Sorenson, technical product manager for Relay at Puppet, and Dave Lindquist, general manager and vice president of engineering for hybrid cloud management for Red Hat, as they discuss the state of Kubernetes cluster configuration management, associated DevOps challenges and how problems can be solved in the future.
  • Bob Wise, general manager of Kubernetes at AWS, and Peder Ulander, head of enterprise and developer marketing at AWS, will give their view of Kubernetes going into 2021 and how it plays into the company’s open source strategy.
  • Andrew Stevenson, chief technology officer at, will be talking about how Apache Kafka and Kubernetes can together dramatically increase the agility and efficiency of building real-time data applications.
  • Lightning Demos: Five projects, 10 minutes each, with Michelle Noorali, senior software engineer at Microsoft, on Open Service Mesh (OSM); Phil Prasek, principal product manager at Upbound, on CrossPlane; James Roper, cloud architect at Lightbend, on CloudState; Torin Sandall, vice president of open source and co-creator of the Open Policy Agent (OPA) at Styra; and Ryan McKinley, vice president of applications at Grafana Labs, on Grafana.
  • Media and analyst roundtable discussion with The New Stack founder and Publisher Alex Williams and TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson; Katie Gamanji ecosystem advocate at CNCF; Rachel Stephens, industry analyst at RedMonk; and Steven Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet.

The Prize

We have been looking forward to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America all year! For a chance to win your very own Star Wars spatula set, tweet your questions for our Pancake and Podcast sessions, register for our live event coverage, or stop by our booth to watch the latest Day of Podcasts on-demand videos and enter the contest. Now that is worthy of spat-applause!


In concert with our virtual pancake breakfasts and podcasts, live event coverage and booth presence at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, The New Stack will hold a random drawing to select two winners for a Star Wars spatula set from Williams-Sonoma.

Anyone may enter the contest starting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, by tweeting a question to The New Stack’s Twitter handle, @thenewstack during the virtual pancake breakfast and podcasts and live event coverage. Anyone who sends us a question will receive a form to enter into a random drawing to win. Anyone may also enter the drawing here.

The New Stack never has and never will share your personal information and will only use your email for the purposes of contacting the winner.

The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/100 to 1/500 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the virtual event takes place, no later than Nov. 30, 2020, through a random drawing of all entries. The winner will be notified via the email address they provide. We will send spatula sets to any location within North America. Winners located outside of North America will instead receive an Amazon gift card of equal value ($65).

Address questions about the event or sweepstakes to

Accurics, AWS, HashiCorp, Honeycomb, HPE, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Lightbend, Prisma by Palo Alto Networks, Puppet, and Red Hat OpenShift are sponsors of The New Stack.

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