Maina Wyclyffe talks with us about how to write better TypeScript. How does he decide when to use TypeScript? How do you deal with null? Are TypeScript enums bad? What are our pet peeves in TypeScript? And thoughts on creating a type from another type.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 173,
  title: 'Getting the Best out of TypeScript',
  topics: [ 
    'TypeScript', 'JavaScript', 'enums'
  guest: 'Maina Wyclyffe'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Ward Bell'

Recording date: Feb 17, 2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Maina Wyclyffe @mwycliffe_dev

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  • 01:03 Ward's haircut
  • 02:06 Guest introduction
  • 03:40 What made you want to use TypeScript?
  • 05:51 How do you decide when to use TypeScript?
  • 09:08 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 10:07 How do you deal with null in TypeScript?
  • 14:37 Are TypeScript enums are bad?
  • 20:12 What are your pet peeves in TypeScript?
  • 21:36 Sponsor: Nx
  • 22:12 What's your second pest peeve?
  • 27:25 Why would you create a type from another type?
  • 35:52 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.