Converting Enterprise Applications to TypeScript

Clayton Terry Development Technology, JavaScript, Single-Page Application, TypeScript Leave a Comment

We have all been there: some new technology comes out and we know it would improve our maintainability. But we can’t use it. We already picked a technology, it is already implemented, and we can’t change it now. We are stuck.

TypeScript does not work like that. TypeScript is JavaScript, and JavaScript is TypeScript. What this means is any existing files you have are compatible with any new file you add.

So why waste time changing if it’s all the same anyway? TypeScript has some great advantages that JavaScript does not. In this blog I will introduce some of those advantages, as well as some troubleshooting tips for if you run into issues when you choose to convert to TypeScript…

Code For Maintainability So The Next Developer Doesn’t Hate You

Rik Scarborough Programming 7 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 6 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Unless your problem domain includes some specific need for highly optimized code, consider what is your biggest coding priority. I’m going to suggest that you make it maintainability. There was an online meme …

Don’t Fear The Rewrite

Keith Shakib Programming, Tutorial 1 Comment

Attention: The following article was published over 7 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Over the past dozen years, I’ve been involved in half a dozen engagements where my role was to lead an effort to rewrite a particular application. The applications were each very different, …