Type System – The Rope
Team A – Flow
Team B – Typescript
Round 1 – Compatibility
By compatibility here, we mean the technology which Flow and Typescript are compatible with. Flow is a good option if you’re going for ReactJS. This is because of its ease of integration with Babel. Typescript, on the other hand, goes well with Angular. Thus, we have a tie here as the winner completely depends on your pick.
Round 3 – Code Understanding
Guessing the winner for this won’t be that difficult. Flow, as we know now, understands the code at the semantic level to provide better type inferences. Its proactive knowledge of the code and it modules makes it a clear winner in this round.
After a long strength-testing match we’d call this match a draw. Here are some salient points that bring us to this conclusion:
- Apart from being a transpiler and type checker, Typescript also has better code navigation and refactoring which gives it an upper hand on Flow