React, Flux, GraphQL, Hack, HHVM...? All of this and more!
At the annual Microsoft Build 2018 developer conference Anders Hejlsberg had a session on the state of TypeScript. This is beginning to be an annual State of TypeScript talk, as there was a similar talk at Build 2017.
The TypeScript community continues to improve on both the language and the development tooling. The team has also worked together with the Babel team to make adoption of TypeScript easier in project using a Babel based toolchain. In the recent Babel 7 you can now use TypeScript as your type checker.
The TypeScript project tries to remain neutral and open to all options. Heljsberg goes to say that he likes to think of TypeScript as "the Switzerland of Frameworks", meaning that it is available to all major players, such as Angular, React and Vue.js. They want to offer full typechecking and refactoring to all options equally.
The session then moves on to more details on type system, added refactoring methods and more. The complete session is available for free on YouTube:Tweet