About a month ago, I gave a lighting talk at the Node.js Houston meetup titled A Fresh Look at TypeScript. The pitch for the talk was:
I’ve been using TypeScript for the past 2 1/2 years and have really enjoyed it. Preparing and giving this talk was a joy because I love the thought of getting other’s interested in something I enjoy but also because I learned some new things along the way. In particular, I learned just how much the use of TypeScript has accelerated recently. It made the top 15 most popular languages on GitHub list. That is significant; it’s really nice and encouraging to see. Also, I gained an appreciation for some more recent improvements to TypeScript that make its ergonomics much more friendly. I previously didn’t quite have the historical perspective to appreciate these things as I now do.
Anyway, it was a fun talk to give and I’m glad I did it. Here is the presentation - enjoy!