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 Defined Talk 2017 Predictions: Cloud, Containers, and Artificial Intelligence

Jan 2nd, 2017 3:42am by
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In this extra-special year-end edition of the Software Defined Talk podcast, we throw out our 2017 predictions, as well as speculate about GitHub’s business, and discuss Amazon Web Services, containers, artificial intelligence, and government IT. Since holiday family time is coming up, Brandon also suggests some simple family IT help-desk tasks — like backup — and throws out the stretch goal of discussing 2FA at the dinner table.

This episode features Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.


Show Notes


  • Bloomberg covers GitHub’s recent year: “Sitting in a conference room featuring an abstract art piece on the wall and a Mad Men-style rollaway bar cart in the corner, GitHub’s Chris Wanstrath says the business is running more smoothly now and growing. ‘What happened to 2015?’ says the 31-year-old co-founder and chief executive officer. ‘Nothing was getting done, maybe? I shouldn’t say that. Strike that.'”
  • Having lost $66 million so far for 2016, what would GitHub be spending that on? Did some upload a lot of JPGs to their repo?
  • “Secular” growth.

Brandon’s Predictions


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