1. React
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  4. Type-level Programming ƒun in TypeScript

Type-level Programming ƒun in TypeScript

Mattia Manzati at React Alicante 2019

The TypeSystem is our friend when coding, and it saves us from innumerable hidden bugs. When we encounter functions with a very dynamic nature, our types may not be enough, and we end up having to perform countless casts by hand, introducing human errors. Can we improve our types? Can we teach the compiler how our data structures behave at type level? In this talk we will see together what type-level programming is, and how to introduce it in our codebase helps us to reach more exact type definitions, thus reducing the bugs in our code. Starting from a practical example we will see the basic patterns, limits and potential.