TypeScript Type Safety: Exploring Overloads & Conditional Types
Delving into TypeScript function overloads, union types, and common challenges in search for type safety
In this blog post, we will discuss slightly advanced TypeScript features such as union types, generics, and conditional types. We will explore how these features interact when attempting to create type-safe function overloads, a common challenge faced by developers using TypeScript.
This post was originally notes from an impromptu presentation I gave during a work "lunch and learn" session a couple of years ago. I've noticed that many people find this area of TypeScript to be frustrating as they try to combine different language features, often ending up confused. Let's dive in and learn how to avoid some common pitfalls.