It’s 2023, You Should Be Using Typescript!

Adhithi Ravichandran
6 min readJan 19, 2023
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Hope everyone is doing well and this New Year 2023 is off to a good start. In this article, we are going to explore why you should be using TypeScript for your projects and not plain old JavaScript.

The last two years or so I have been using TypeScript with most of my client’s projects. This has been a huge time-saver, and I would want the same for you as well! What’s cool about TypeScript is that, once you learn it and use it within a project, you will never go back to your old ways of using plain JavaScript.

If you haven’t heard here is what TypeScript is.

What Exactly is TypeScript?

TypeScript is a strongly typed programming language, that builds on JavaScript, and gives you better tooling. This definition is straight off the TypeScript language website. In simple words:

TypeScript is basically JavaScript code with special syntax for types!

Worry not! TypeScript is not necessarily an entirely different programming language. It simply adds flavor to your JavaScript and helps you write code that is type-safe. End of the day, the TypeScript code converts to JavaScript, and can run anywhere JavaScript runs.

TypeScript files have the extension .ts and the compiler transpiles the TypeScript files to JavaScript.

TypeScript is Getting Popular

The popularity of TypeScript has been increasing steadily over the years, and more professional developers choose TypeScript in their projects over JavaScript. In the StackOverflow Developer Survey of 2022, TypeScript is a close second to Rust and Python, as the most wanted technology of the year!

StackOverflow Developer Survey of 2022

You can see close to 17% of the developers have voted for TypeScript and say that they want to continue using it. This also means, there are lot of opportunities for you in the job…

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Adhithi Ravichandran

Software Consultant, Author, Speaker, React|Next.js|React Native |GraphQL|Cypress Dev & Indian Classical Musician