According to RedMonk which is an industry analyst company and it pulls the language rankings from popular platforms like GitHub and Stack Overflow and combines their ranking to come up with a ranking which represents the usage and discussion of different languages.
- Global variables might cause unexpected behaviors.
With the latest version of ES6 or TypeScript, it is much easier to avoid making mistakes. You also have linters which help you spot mistakes or bad practices in development time.
- It is supported by all major browsers.
- WebAssembly is “Backwards-Compatible”, it is the essential feature of the web.
- WebAssembly improves the full threading support, Zero-cost exceptions, dynamic linking, DOM integration, Multi-process support, and Integrated Garbage collection.
- WebAssembly is still new and experts have found several bugs in the language which will be fixed with time.
- TypeScript has rich IDE support with many useful features.
- Safe Automatic refactorings
- Typos can be detected at compilation time
- Module Support
- Come with Object Oriented programming features
- TypeScript doesn’t have its own package manager and it would benefit a lot from having a separate package library.
Will Node.js survive?
If we take a look at other server-side languages we see that most of them have survived the change, PHP is the language which many people hate but still is it one of the most used languages.