What a great technological analogy by Mandy Michael. A reminder that TypeScript…
makes use of static typing so, for example, you can give your variables a type when you write your code and then TypeScript checks the types at compile time and will throw an error if the variable is given a value of a different type.
In other words, you have a variable
age that you declare to be a
number, the value for
age has to stay a number otherwise TypeScript will yell at you. That type checking is a valuable thing that helps thwart bugs and keep code robust.
This is the same with HTML. If you use the
<div>everywhere, you aren’t making the most of language. Because of this it’s important that you actively choose what the right element is and don’t just use the default
And hey, if you’re into TypeScript, it’s notable it just went 3.0.