Is TypeScript worth it?
Simple question, yet seems to be very debatable from person to person.
But, I need a straightforward answer. Is TypeScript worth learning?
I've seen allot of interesting projects in TypeScript and I feel like it would fit my needs in some projects I want to write where in most cases I don't want to use Python(mainly because Python gets a bit boring over time, and languages like Rust, C, C++ etc would take far too long).
But, I really don't know anything about TS or JS. Shoot, they could both be the absolute same thing..just different languages.
But what do you guys think? Is TS worth learning, or should I dive right into JS?
(I didn't know it at the time, but TypeScript was actually my first object-oriented language. It was used in Unity as one of the three major languages before C# took over.)
There are some other benefits, but if you know JS, learning TS takes minimal effort. You did mention that JS has strong bonds with web development, and you're not wrong, but there's plenty of other applications that it has. My advice would be to learn JS with a library such as Electron or Node and see if you like it. From there, move to TS if you feel so inclined.