Flask vs TypeScript: What are the differences?
Flask belongs to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack, while TypeScript can be primarily classified under "Templating Languages & Extensions".
Flask and TypeScript are both open source tools. It seems that TypeScript with 51.1K GitHub stars and 7.06K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flask with 45.2K GitHub stars and 12.7K GitHub forks.
Slack, Asana, and Rainist are some of the popular companies that use TypeScript, whereas Flask is used by Netflix, reddit, and Lyft. TypeScript has a broader approval, being mentioned in 982 company stacks & 1447 developers stacks; compared to Flask, which is listed in 511 company stacks and 531 developer stacks.
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Flask is a light, yet powerful Python web framework perfect for quickly building smaller web applications. It's a "micro-framework" that's easy to learn and simple to use, so it's perfect for those new to web development as well as those looking to rapidly develop a web application.
Typescript has been a win because, in general, it makes codebase maintenance less brittle. It's significantly easier to refactor in TS than JS, which encourages incremental improvements, file re-organizing, etc. Our developers are happier with the overall development experience.
The downside is that TS sometimes exacerbates problems caused by Node's fragmented ecosystem. Sometimes @types/
If your project is big enough, I'd say TS is nearly always worth it, but it can make selecting libraries a pain.
Used for Node.js personal projects that I think will have a longer lifetime than others, or that are combined with a web front end component like Angular (to share types).
Generally a poor developer experience. Usage decreasing recently compared to other preferred programming languages/platforms.
I use Flask for times when I need to create a REST API that interfaces with other Python code, or there is no specific reason why I'd want to use Node.JS. I prefer Flask because of its small learning curve, allowing me to get started coding as quickly as possible
TypeScript is used in Kuro (https://github.com/Marc3842h/kuro).
This lightweight web framework enables quick REST API development while enabling easy clustering, and the usage of multiple worker processes required to scale the REST API service to meet high volume requirements.
Excellent design-time type checking and the ability for the Typescript compiler to attach typing information to metadata at compile time allows for relatively simple type checking at run-time as well.
We, our team can sleep comfortable at night know "x is undefined" will not occur in production. It's also really helpful as IDE help in code completion when they know types.
Service to query NOAA weather forecasts data and service to build tidal current forecast maps using AWS EC2 and Geoserver
Flask drives our APIs, both the Website APIs and the majority of the REST Messaging APIs