Every new web app at PayPal begins with TypeScript (here's why) ↦
Kent C. Dodds shares the backstory of
paypal-scripts, a tool that encapsulates all the tools common to PayPal applications and published modules and why TypeScript was a fit. Kent took a poll in their
#paypal-scripts Slack channel and 100% of respondents said they wanted the change. Here’s what happened next…
About a week later, I had totally migrated
paypal-scriptsfrom supporting Flow to supporting TypeScript (most of that time was making all the tools recognize
.tsxfiles 🙄 and allowing
paypal-scriptsto dogfood itself which is kinda tricky 🐶).
Then we had Christmas break 🎄 and the week we got back after the new year 🎆, it was merged and now every new project starts off with modern tools that will stay updated by default and will be statically typed with TypeScript.
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