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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Video: Capital One’s SwiftID for Online Identity Management

Mar 22nd, 2016 2:02am by
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Earlier this month, banking giant Capital One launched a new initiative to expose some of its banking services for third party use, through a set of APIs and a developer portal. Capital One wants to move beyond its services  beyond its own apps and Web site, DevExchange.

Of the initial three APIs released, one, in particular, seems like it could have wide applicability, the SwiftID two-factor authentication service.

At the SXSW conference in Austin, The New Stack caught up with a number of Capital One personnel who are working on the project: Jamie Ashfield, who is the Capital One product manager for authentication; Keith Hamburg, who is a product manager for Capital One’s consumer identity team, and Margaret Mayer, who heads up the company’s consumer identity and  identity messaging platforms for the company.

In this podcast and accompanying video, we learn about how Swift ID came about, which was first developed as an internal service for managing identities of Capital One customers. “The same authentication capabilities could apply for any kind of consumer engagement,” Hamburg explained.

Being in the heavily regulated banking industry, Capital One has built up considerable processes in identifying their users and the devices they use, which third-party app developers can now leverage for their own services. “We’re able to get a unique, deep-signature” about each user device, Ashfield explained.

The company uses webhooks as to convey customer approvals back to the third-party apps and OAuth is used for user authorization and consent management. The service is free, and developers can learn more through the developer portal.

For an audio-only download, go here:

Capital One’s Margaret Mayer, Keith Hamburg and Jamie Ashfield on Identity and their New SwiftID API

Capital One is a sponsor of The New Stack.

Feature Image: Left to right: Jamie Ashfield, Keith Hamburg, Margaret Mayer.

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