There are so many new programming languages popping up seemingly every year that we’ll forgive you for getting mixed up sometimes. In the case of one relatively young language that’s skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, it’s even easier to mix it up with something more prosaic: TypeScript.
And, yes, the first time even some of us heard that name, we, too, thought it was what we used to write shopping lists on our phones.
What is TypeScript used for?
TypeScript was made especially for large web applications, but it can be used in a variety of software development projects, including web applications, mobile apps and desktop applications, and its improved code quality and maintainability, reduced development time and support for modern features make its popularity a no-brainer.
Well-known companies using TypeScript include Slack, TechStack, DoorDash, Accenture, Medium, Airbnb, Asana, Lyft and, naturally, Microsoft.