Programmed in Pencil

Product engineering tech meetup

Next event
29th June 2022 at 6:00pm BST

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by Dylan Schiemann

This talk will explore some of the interesting and quirky history of the TypeScript project from outside the walls of Redmond, from the perspective of someone who took a very early look at TypeScript (0.9.2), was skeptical due to a previous open source cease and desist warning from Microsoft, and over many months was grudgingly persuaded of the value of TypeScript. We’ll also look at key advances in TypeScript that took the project from promising yet flawed to something that made it possible to rewrite the longest-lived, actively-maintained JavaScript framework in TypeScript and become a development approach that we love and appreciate. Expect a healthy dose of humor and ridiculousness along the way.