Typescript, but Fun

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I like Deno.

Weird thing to say about a JavaScript runtime, sure, but I like it. The flow of having an idea to

 mkdir ~/projects/new-project
 z projects/new-project
 deno init
 nvim main.ts # :wq
 deno task start

and having something tangible running is really nice. That's TypeScript, but fun.

Things I Don't Like

  • Setting up linters(yes, that includes you TypeScript) for every project.
  • Configuring the test runner to work with the linters.
  • Slow tests and linters

Things I Like About Deno

  • Running a Typescript file Just Works©️
  • deno fmt and deno test are fast.