Echo JS 0.11.0


lordhanson comments

lordhanson 1012 days ago. link 2 points
This is fantastic news and puts a major boost towards optionally typed JS getting standardized.
lordhanson 1059 days ago. link 2 points
I've been using TypeScript now for over 2 years and have to say I love it. Being able to use future JavaScript language features years before they are common in browsers is a massive win. But the optional type annotations are a must for apps of scale. We have a large code base built entirely using TypeScript and there's 7 Ui devs all working on it in parallel. The typing info makes that process far more resilient and allows us to refactor core parts of the application quicker and safer. 

You still need unit tests, but a compiler is a good friend and shouldn't be under valued. 👍
lordhanson 1059 days ago. link 1 point
While I'd agree its a natural stepping stone for c# devs that's not it's origins. Typescript is a superset of JavaScript and the roots of its optional static typing where laid down many years ago with ActionScrript and the abandoned ES4 spec.
lordhanson 1073 days ago. link 4 points
No the article is fud and link bait. 

Basically it says I don't like data binding, declarative programming or dependency injection. In fact I'm not even sure the author understands the value of these topics.

This for example "The next example of how angular makes you suffer is Dependency Injection. " Dependency injection in angular is one of the best features. 

I see alot of JS developers struggle with these concepts but they have been proven time and time again in other technologies. JavaScript is growing up and I think a few devs are struggling to grow up with it.
lordhanson 1100 days ago. link 3 points
Once you grok that push and pull are the same thing I think its obvious that Observables are the natural choice for standardization.
lordhanson 1120 days ago. link 3 points
I came here accidentally and now its my top resource for JS related news.  May it continue!
lordhanson 1121 days ago. link 1 point
Rxjs has a history going back 7 years from the .net version. It's got a huge number of operators and often broader. Bacon is nice but rx laid the rules out and that shows imho.
lordhanson 1124 days ago. link 1 point
RxJs imho is much better than bacon. Recommend you check that out too