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.
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Take Our Survey on Open Source Programs and Best Practices

The New Stack and The Linux Foundation's TODO Group have teamed up on this 10-minute survey about open source programs in the enterprise.
May 6th, 2020 7:19am by
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With two years under its belt, our study on “Open Source Programs in the Enterprise 2020” is poised to be a go-to benchmark for how organizations manage and promote open source software. In partnership with The Linux Foundation’s TODO Group and co-sponsored by VMware, the third annual survey looks at the effectiveness of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) and policies that govern open software development. Whether or not your company’s products include open source components, this survey is for you.

When you give us your name and email address, you’ll also be automatically entered into a random drawing to win one of two $250 Visa gift cards. (We will never use your personal information for any other purpose. See the official rules, below, for more details.)

Last year’s study found that OSPOs had shifted their focus from legal compliance to engineering productivity, with increased attention on developer recruitment. This year we probe deeper to quantify how open source initiatives impact software development practices and innovation in general. The survey will also follow up on findings about how open source community citizenship affects buying decisions. The current study includes new questions about:

  • How macroeconomic conditions and COVID-19 are impacting open source funding
  • License compliance tools
  • Information security team involvement

Please take ten minutes to complete this survey. The results will be shared publicly on The New Stack and the TODO Group’s Github repository.


In concert with our survey on open source in the enterprise, The New Stack is giving away two $250 Visa gift cards. Anyone may enter the sweepstakes starting on Friday, May 1, 2020, by providing their name and email address at the end of the survey. If you do not wish to complete the survey, you may 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.

Limit one entry per individual. The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/500 to 1/1,000 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the close of the survey, no later than June 30, 2020, through a random drawing of all entries. The winner will be notified via the email address they provide.


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