S14:E6 - What is Typescript and when should you use it (Dan Vanderkam)

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In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects.

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Dan Vanderkam

Dan Vanderkam, a principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, has built engineering teams and processes for all of its products and spinouts, all of which use TypeScript. He previously worked on open source genome visualizations at Mt. Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and on search features used by billions of users at Google (try "population of france" or "sunset nyc"). He has a long history of working on open source projects, including the popular dygraphs library and source-map-explorer, a tool for visualizing JavaScript code size. He is also a co-founder of the NYC TypeScript meetup.

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