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 is Awesome — Software Defined Talk #40

Aug 11th, 2015 7:49am by
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When you can pay the sprinkler repair guy by using your finger to sign an iPad, things are looking up. Maybe it means we’ll have lots of microservices wrapped around government services, who knows. Also, we cover the strategy of choosing boring technologies: MongoDB and The EMC Federation.

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Show Notes

  • If you like video, see this episode’s video recording.
  • IBM’s all about Mac laptops — What about Lenovo?
  • IBM Mobile Innovation Lab examples.
  • Software is awesome: Jobber.
  • What ever happened to the API Economy?
  • Choose Boring Technology: “Adding technology is easy, living with it is hard.”  “Don’t chose tech because of testimonials on Hacker News. Hacker News is kind of like Fox News and not just because it’s dominated by libertarians.”
  • What’s up with MongoDB?
  • Will EMC spin-in VMware? Not everyone’s familiar with the EMC Federation — I’m not familiar with anything like it in the industry. EMC, VMware, RSA, Pivotal, VCE.

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