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.
DevOps / Open Source / Software Development

Microsoft Is for Open Source Developers

Jun 26th, 2017 2:00pm by
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John Gossman is the lead architect on the Azure team at Microsoft. He has been at Microsoft for 17 years and has seen how the company has transitioned from being hostile to all things open source to accepting the software development methodology with open arms. But Microsoft has always been a company with a focus on developers. Now that the developer communities are increasingly, if not largely, open source, Microsoft has been adapting to this new reality.

For this newest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, recorded at ChefConf 2017 last month, we spoke with Gossman about this sea change within the offices of Redmond, Washington. Listen here:

Microsoft Is For Open Source Developers


1:44: The difference at Microsoft with the renewed interest in open source.
3:11: Microsoft’s adoption of Deis and integrating new companies open source ideals to Microsoft.
8:35: Transitioning roles and processes in acquired open source organizations.
13:38: How the Deis product line integrates with the Azure container service.
17:54 Gossman’s observations on challenges companies face when developing open source projects.
21:30: Microsoft’s future in open source.

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