It is created to make the static pages more dynamic with sophisticated features and functionality like search boxes on websites like Amazon, interactive maps, refreshing content updates on social media platforms, etc.
It helps in performing functions like accessing low-level I/O API, communicating with a database and so much more.
What is TypeScript?
Static Typing: Static Typing means wherein the programmer has to declare the type for a variable.
For example, suppose you take the variable name str. Unless you assign a type to it, like whether it is an Integer, Float, List, or anything, the code will not be executed. And TypeScript is statically typed.
TypeScript’s feature of Static Typing adds a lot of advantages to the language like early errors detection, faster code completion, etc.
This ensures smooth transition and the portability of the language.
They both have unique features and differences but pros and cons give a better understanding of the concepts.
Early Error Detection: Typescript has better features to detect bugs at an early stage. It ensures saving a lot of time for the developers and enhances the quality of the code.
Static Typing: Declaration of a variable with a type ensures a well-structured format of the code. It also helps in finding the bugs at an early stage, increases productivity, and speeds up the process of debugging and troubleshooting.
Offering features like a text editor, project editor, debugger, etc.
- Object-Oriented Concepts like inheritance, classes, encapsulation, etc ensure TypeScript’s suitability for complex projects.
- Cross-browser, Cross-platform compatibility
Compilation: TypeScript has an added step of compiling .ts files before running them on a Node.js application. It adds one more step for the developer and adds to an unnecessary hassle. Many developers try avoiding TS for this particular reason.
The idea that one language can outdo the other, or that one is better than the other is a decision that is solely yours.
TypeScript, on the other hand, is a great choice for developers wherein a large codebase is involved. It is a new language but with OOP concepts and generic features and, Rich IDE support, is suitable for complex projects.
Q: Is TypeScript frontend or backend?
This answer depends on your choice and type of project.
Q: Why should we not use TypeScript?
TypeScript Cons are:
- Difficult to learn
- Extra Compilation Step
- Setting Up Complexities