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Poll: How big of a project would you build with JavaScript?

Would you build small, medium, or large enterprise class applications with JavaScript? Answer this question by taking our poll.

A few weeks ago, the covers were taken off of TypeScript. The goal of this superset of JavaScript is to make it easier for large teams to build big applications with JavaScript.

For example, a team working on an enterprise class application running on a Node.js server might want to use TypeScript. For a long time, JavaScript has been disliked by many developers for lacking certain traits seen as important for large application work, though it is easily (and I believe rightfully) argued that the lack of those traits are precisely what makes working with JavaScript appealing. After all, once you start adding type safety and static compilation to JavaScript, why not just use C#, VB.NET, or Java? The answer is because what you are doing is forcing JavaScript to look and act just like those languages.

In my opinion, you can build big applications with a language like JavaScript with the right team, but trying to force a team that needs to work like C# to use JavaScript or TypeScript makes little sense. I'd like to hear what you think.

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

2 comments
Snak
Snak

to take the questioner to task for the awful grammatical error in the question. But then I was reminded that this is impolite......

AR-15
AR-15

After using Flex for both large and small projects, Javascript does not appear Enterprise class to me. Even looking at js frameworks, there appears to be a dearth of worthy competition. Extjs being the closest full stack integrated ecosystem.