Typescript dilemma, when to use it?
While the syntax improvements that Typescript offers is not much significant with new ECMA script improvements, Typescript still shines on:
- Typescript code is more readable and structured as it forces the developer to think about the data structure before writing the code.
- Static typing allows you to catch errors earlier in the debugging process.
After some points background information about the advantages of disadvantages of Typescript, let’s talk about when to use it. These are my opinions coming from the years of experience I had with Typescript in production apps.
For a large scale, enterprise solution, Typescript is perfect. When the engineering team is large, management becomes much more complicated. Typescript allows architects to pass their vision down to the team more clearly. It keeps the code under control, making the code review process simpler. As senior members of the development team control the rules of the codebase and the architecture, junior members can concentrate on details.