Babel vs TypeScript

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Babel vs TypeScript: What are the differences?

Babel: Use next generation JavaScript, today. Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support; TypeScript: A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output. TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.

Babel can be classified as a tool in the "JavaScript Compilers" category, while TypeScript is grouped under "Templating Languages & Extensions".

"Modern Javascript works with all browsers", "Open source" and "Integration with lots of tools" are the key factors why developers consider Babel; whereas "More intuitive and type safe javascript", "Type safe" and "JavaScript superset" are the primary reasons why TypeScript is favored.

Babel and TypeScript are both open source tools. It seems that TypeScript with 51.2K GitHub stars and 7.07K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Babel with 33.8K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks.

Slack, Asana, and Rainist are some of the popular companies that use TypeScript, whereas Babel is used by Instagram, 9GAG, and Intuit. TypeScript has a broader approval, being mentioned in 982 company stacks & 1455 developers stacks; compared to Babel, which is listed in 902 company stacks and 688 developer stacks.

What is Babel?

Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

What is TypeScript?

TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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