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TypeScript Quickly: Win over the JavaScript believers?

 
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To me TypeScript makes a lot of sense, it is very useful. However at work I have often encountered resistance against it by the regular JavaScript crowd.

Are there any suggestions on how to specifically treat resistance against TypeScript, apart from listing the numerous benefits that have already been widely documented?

Thanks!
 
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When a developer is comfortable and productive with the languages and the tools he or she is used to use, it's hard to convince him or her that something else is better, even when this 'something else' is an enhanced version of the beloved programming language. This is a rule I never found an exception for. Personally, I never falled in love with JavaScript, mainly for the lack of a strong typing system; and I confess I started to approach Angular when I read that TS is the preferred language, so I could start doing some serious web interface without the mess of JavaScript.
But I'm also perfectly aware that a seasoned, skilled JavaScript developer could laugh at such consideration - for example, arguing that the mess is only for n the way I write JavaScript code, not in the language itself.
And I couldn't reply anything.
 
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