The Road to a Statically Typed Future

JavaScript's dynamic nature and rich and expressive syntax are strengths of the language, making it an approachable and beginner-friendly language to get started with. However, this same flexibility through dynamic typing and runtime evaluation increases the difficulty of debugging and makes it tough to confidently change existing code.

This talk will discuss Patrick's personal journey and experience on using existing type systems within and outside of the JavaScript ecosystem, specifically Flow and ReasonML, and demonstrate how they can improve your workflow.

Patrick will talk about general concepts of why we need type definitions, how types will influence API designs, the differences between static and runtime types and how we can bridge the gap between a statically compiled, type-safe language and the JavaScript ecosystem.

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Patrick Stapfer

Patrick Stapfer

Patrick Stapfer is a JavaScript Software Engineer and freelancer, mostly known for his contributions to the flowtype ecosystem and his recent work at Runtastic, where he spent most of his time working on the Mobile News Feed feature (built in React-Native). Most of his Open Source time is dedicated to Facebook’s flowtype platform to improve JavaScript code quality and to talk about the technologies behind it.