A Bad Week for: Regis Philbin fans, The Angular Team
A Good Week for: Taylor Swift fans, Svelte, TypeScript, Vue
Svelte supports TypeScript, because that’s what friends do
The people asked… and the Svelte Gods answered. After countless requests (and a lot of random, independent TS tools), Svelte officially announced full support for TypeScript last week.
If that’s you, here’s a quick overview on Svelte’s two main selling points:
What does “official TypeScript support” actually look like?
Remember those random, independent TypeScript tools we mentioned earlier? Most of those were simply absorbed into the Svelte organization and will now be maintained by a group of people with “common goals” for the Svelte ecosystem going forward (#SvelteGang).
For more detail, let’s go #STTA (straight to the announcement):
The Bottom Line
TypeScript support should unlock a larger potential user base for Svelte, particularly among dev teams building larger apps that are using TypeScript more and more. It also means that if you’re a big TypeScript fan, you might be running out of excuses to not give Svelte a try.
Vue 3 hits the RC
Vue devs waiting patiently for V3
Let’s go back… to September 2018:
Elon Musk had just tanked Tesla’s stock price after smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Podcast and Evan You announced plans for Vue 3 at the Vue.js conference in London.
A lot has changed since then. Tesla stock has gone up 6x (wtf)and… we’re still waiting for Vue 3.
But it’s almost here! Last week, Evan announced that Vue 3 was in RC, and the team doesn’t expect any major changes before the public release in the next few weeks.
Knowing that, here are 3 big highlights to expect from Vue 3:
The Bottom Line
Vue is loved by the developers who use it, but it’s also not as widely used as frameworks like Angular and React, particularly in large enterprise applications (don’t @ me). The new features in v3 seem like they will offer more of the functionality that React provides, while still preserving Vue’s unique versatility. It will be interesting to see if this eventually leads to increased adoption of Vue at larger companies.
Congratulations to Evan and all the contributors on this big release!
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