My Journey with TypeScript: Prioritizing Quality and Reliability

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After spending four years as a JavaScript developer, I found myself at a crossroads when it came to choosing the tech stack for our latest project. Dealing with unexpected bugs during testing and in production in our previous products had become a common frustration, especially as a team lead. Determined to improve our process and avoid future mishaps, I decided to focus on quality and reliability above all else.

That's when I stumbled upon TypeScript, a real game-changer in the development world. Opting for React with TypeScript on the frontend and NestJS for the backend, I embarked on a journey to build a more solid foundation for our project. NestJS, with its dependency injection similar to Java's Spring Boot, seamlessly fit into the TypeScript ecosystem.

By tweaking our tsconfig.json file to include strict rules, we enforced a higher standard of quality across our codebase. While the initial version of our product required patience and perseverance, the rewards were worth it. Submerged in a world where type checking became almost automatic, I found comfort in the extra layer of security it provided.

TypeScript's support went beyond just syntax, serving as a safety net against overlooking even the tiniest details. Each line of code fortified with TypeScript's type system was a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Reflecting on this transformative journey, I've come to realize that there's no turning back. TypeScript has not only streamlined our development process but has also reignited my passion for coding. With TypeScript as our ally, I eagerly anticipate the future, confident in our ability to deliver products of unmatched quality and reliability.