Small, Fast, & Simple

April 27, 2015



There are numerous languages that compile to JavaScript, but sometimes the best option is just to use JavaScript itself. Translating non-JavaScript code to JavaScript adds a compilation process, which can be a nuisance to install and run. Often it can take several seconds to transpile code to JavaScript, slowing the development cycle. It can also be buggy or have unexpected results. Some languages dramatically increase the resulting amount of code and add dozens of layers to the application. Debugging in the browser can become remarkably difficult. Sometimes it’s smallest, fastest, and simplest to use plain old JavaScript.