Papers Thread: JavaScript Experiments

Hi Folks,

This is a thread around JavaScript Experiments that have been published! Please post any interesting papers around JavaScript Language Design that you have come across so we can discuss them.

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Lets start with this one!

Title: An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Type Systems and Code Completion on API Usability
using TypeScript and JavaScript in MS Visual Studio

Authors: Lars Fischer, Stefan Hanenberg


One line summary: The paper looks at TypeScript and JavaScript in relation to code completion tooling. The outcome of the paper is that typing has a much bigger impact than code completion on API usability.

I will flesh this out a bit more with a full summary of highlights when I have some more time.

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