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Could TypeScript Replace JavaScript? ­se of Programming Language Spin-Off Soars


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Use of Microsoft's TypeScript to build native mobile and desktop apps is on the rise, according to a recent survey.

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In a recent survey of 33,000 developers from 156 countries who use npm, a popular Node.js JavaScript package manager traditionally used to build website features, 62% of respondents said they used Microsoft's TypeScript to build native mobile and desktop apps, up from 46% in last year's survey.

The growing number of projects using TypeScript help explain why the language's trajectory is sustainable, according to analyst firm RedMonk.

JavaScript and npm are increasingly being used to build native apps, as 97% of respondents are building apps that live in the browser, while 77% of developers are using it for server-side code.

JavaScript developers also worry about the state of open-source code security after multiple incidents in which malicious code was discovered in popular software libraries.

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