[#Script #Coding] TypeScript vs JSDoc: A Shift in the Development Landscape

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TypeScript vs JSDoc: A Shift in the Development Landscape

By codeSTACKr
Published: May 15, 2023

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In the realm of web development, TypeScript has been a popular choice among developers for its ability to provide static typing to JavaScript, enhancing code quality and maintainability. But, a recent shift in the development landscape has seen some developers and teams moving away from TypeScript and towards JavaScript with JSDoc. This shift has been notably championed by the Svelte team, who have decided to migrate from TypeScript to JavaScript in the Svelte 4 codebase.

## References

1. [Dev Vlog: April 2023 – TypeScript vs JSDoc, Transitions API, Dominic Gannaway joins Svelte team](https://www.youtube.com/live/MJHO6FSioPI?feature=share&t=99)
2. [TS to JSDoc Conversion Pull Request](https://github.com/sveltejs/svelte/pull/8569)
3. [Hacker News Discussion](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35892250)
4. [TypeScript Documentation – JSDoc Reference](https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/jsdoc-supported-types.html)

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