"Last month we announced that TypeScript entered the TIOBE index top 100 for the first time. TypeScript appears to keep growing in popularity. This month it entered the top 50."
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That rapid growth in demand for TypeScript was also reported by IT Jobs Watch, which sources its data from IT recruitment services in the UK.
In the year to July the fastest growing languages in terms of demand were:
- Microsoft TypeScript
- Java SE 8
- Go (Golang)
- PHP 7
- Apple Swift
"It now fuels frontend, backend and IoT development, and is moving into new areas like distributed ledgers and Artificial Intelligence."
"The biggest selling point of TypeScript is tooling," he wrote.
"It provides advanced autocompletion, navigation, and refactoring. Having such tools is almost a requirement for large projects. Without them the fear changing the code puts the code base in a semi-read-only state, and makes large-scale refactorings very risky and costly."
"Robust code and developer productivity are probably the key reasons behind the Angular team adopting TypeScript."
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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.