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JavaScript-Typescript; A comparison from a programmer’s perspective

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If you are a dedicated programmer then chances are that you might have in the past or are still working with JavaScript. For those of you who don’t know much about it here, it goes; JavaScript is a scripting language that allows you to design creative and interactive web pages. It has been termed as a client-side programming language which means that it won’t use any resources from the webserver and can run on the user’s web browser without any problem. But if you need a more advanced and practical use of JavaScript then you need to use Typescript which is a modern JavaScript development language, it helps you to go way beyond the casual limitations imposed by JavaScript.

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How typescript did come into being?

As stated earlier that JavaScript is a server-side programming language but there were some bold enthusiasts who started using it as a server-side programming language. It worked just fine for some time and then it started to collapse and code was written consistently so it started becoming heavier and more unstable, a dedicated approach was required that can just cover the server-side actions and thus typescript came into being to bridge that gap.

Features of Typescript

It features tons of different benefits and ease of use starting with;

Used as both client-side and server-side programing language

The largest feature that this programming language has to offer is the fact that it can be used as both the client-side and server-side programming language. But you have to use JavaScript side by side with typescript to make it happen. You start writing the code that you need to embed into the browser in JavaScript format because browsers can’t understand the code written in Typescript. But if you have written it in Typescript then it needs to be converted into JavaScript first and then it can be read and displayed by browsers, so you are getting a two in one functionality here.

JavaScript is Typescript

Whatever code that you have written in JavaScript can be converted into Typescript and vice versa by changing the file extension from .js to .ts.

Cross-platform feasibility

You can use typescript on almost any machine, operating system, or browser to begin with as it doesn’t specify to any single virtual machine, to begin with.

JavaScript vs. Typescript; a comparison

In this JS – TS comparison you will come around various differences that these programing languages share with each other starting with;

  • A Typescript is an object oriented programming league whereas JavaScript is a scripting language.
  • Typescript comes with a feature known as static typing while JavaScript doesn’t have this feature on it.
  • Typescript can support various modules where JavaScript can’t.
  • Typescript has a dedicated interface whereas JavaScript doesn’t offer or comes with any interface.
  • Typescripts use concepts such as types and interfaces to describe the data that is being used whereas JavaScript doesn’t.
  • Typescript is not easy to use and learn and requires you to have prior scripting knowledge, to begin with. On the other hand, JavaScript is flexible and easier to learn.

This comparison reveals the fact that typescript will help the programing world to reach new levels of excellence while joining hands with JavaScript a smoother and more agile work environment can be developed.

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