TypeScript, Turbo, and Tantrums
So, DHH, the creator of Ruby on Rails, just dropped a bombshell: Turbo 8 is bidding adieu to TypeScript. And boy, did that set the Twitterverse on fire!
DHH's Take on TypeScript
First off, hats off to DHH for speaking his mind. The man's got a point. TypeScript, for all its bells and whistles, can be a right pain in the backside. Don't get me wrong, I see the appeal. But let's be real, how many times have you opened a codebase only to be greeted by a sea of
:any? Disappointing, to say the least.
The Good, the Bad, and the TypeScript
But what really grinds my gears is how heated these "debates" get. I mean, come on! We're not debating the fate of the universe here. Seeing the TypeScript faithful go all medieval on DHH's decision was like watching a bar brawl over the last packet of peanuts. It's just...nuts!
We've all got our preferences. Some of us swear by Vim, while others would die on the VS Code hill. Variety is the spice of life, after all. But let's remember to keep the discourse civil. Passion is great, but the drama? We can do without that.
In the grand scheme of things, whether Turbo 8 uses TypeScript or not isn't going to change the world. But how we react and engage with each other just might. Cheers!