- Improved code editor support: Many popular code editors, such as Visual Studio Code, have excellent support for Typescript. This includes features like intelligent code completion, error highlighting, and refactoring tools. These features can save you time and make it easier to write and maintain your code.
- Improved code maintainability: Typescript type system and improved code editor support can make it easier to maintain your code over time. For example, if you need to refactor a function, the type system can help ensure that you are not breaking any code that depends on that function.
- Better documentation: Typescript type annotations can serve as documentation for your code, making it easier for other developers to understand how your code is intended to be used.
Overall, Typescript is a powerful tool that can help improve the quality, maintainability, and readability of your code. If you are working on a large codebase or are part of a team of developers, it is definitely worth considering using Typescript.
But is TypeScript a frontend or backend language?
The short answer is that TypeScript can be used for both frontend and backend development.
On the backend, TypeScript can be used to build server-side applications using Node.js. Just like on the frontend, TypeScript can help improve the quality and reliability of the code by adding type checking and other features. Actually we already started using Typescript as our go to language for backend earlier this year.
How to organize code written in Typescript?
All the benefits we listed above about why to use Typescript, makes a perfect language for big teams, we recommend reading out post about monorepos and release management, as Typescript is a great language to use in a monorepo structure that combines multiple libraries and apps in the same place.
Can Typescript do more than that?
We have written an extensive post about using Typescript in multiple fields like VR, IaC, Extensions, Robots, Games, WebAssembly, runners and cross-platform.