Whether you’re new or old to the computer science community, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What is TypeScript?” and if you haven’t, it won’t be long before you do.
If you’re interested in learning more, then stay tuned to find out which language is best. I’ll start by naming which language is best for beginners, then compare salary, performance, and which is best suited for web development, enterprise projects, and you!
When choosing a beginner language, you want something that’s easy to pick up because the faster you learn the language, the quicker you’ll get a job.
As a high-level dynamically typed language, it offers a flexible and forgiving environment for writing code and script, and it’s a lightweight language so you won’t get bogged down by excess syntax and features.
Oppositely, TypeScript is recommended as a second language.
🔗 TypeScript vs PureScript: A Mini Comparison
|Object-oriented / Multi-paradigm
|Reads like Haskell
|Reads like C
|Compiled to JS
|Compiled to JS
As a functional programming language, PureScript uses pure functions to express logic. Many languages use functions, but functional programming takes it a step further by focusing on immutability and mathematical purity.
They say money is where the heart is, and luckily both languages have got you covered.
With such obvious support from developers and similar pay, you can’t go wrong with either language. However, you should note that TypeScript developers will likely know more than one scripting language, therefore earning more pay.
🔗 TS vs JS Performance
Typescript’s “performance” per se comes in during the actual coding time. It doesn’t specifically boost performance, but it makes debugging easier and its static typing makes compiling faster.
🔗 JS vs TS for Web Development
Client-side dynamic web pages are when the interactive behavior is happening within the specific web page, as opposed to server-side dynamic web pages where it’s sourced from between pages.
TypeScript is like the body-builder version of JS, and it creates a powerful and intuitive ecosystem that’s ideal for building complex applications and enterprise projects.
Its static typing is a major benefit as run-time checking on large projects leads to a lot of errors and time-consuming changes, whereas checking at compile time makes error handling possible before running the programming.
It also offers more stability because TypeScript’s static typing and true OOP is predictable.
TS has rich IDE support, which provides feedback while typing and features like code navigation and autocompletion. Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular, but it’s also supported by WebStorm, Eclipse, Atom, and CATS.
The biggest benefit of TypeScript for large programs though is its ability to maintain them. TS alone creates maintainable code, but you’ll also have access to fast refactoring, or updating, through the IDE’s which is perfect for managing large projects.
TS on the other hand is robust and powerful, which is crucial for enterprise projects.
In reality, neither. They’re both feathers from the same bird, not to mention TS can’t exist without JS.
🔗 For Further Study
For beginners: we recommend our Learn Python for all brand-new coders looking to learn computer science. It’s the first course in our curriculum and starts right from the beginning as you interactively code your first basic project – a video game.