TypeScript
My opinion is that every non-trivial project should use TypeScript instead of JavaScript nowadays, it should be considered the baseline.
The main reasons I'd highlight:
    TypeScript allows code to be self-documenting to a high degree: interfaces, arguments, data shapes are typed and hence present an explicit contract
    It will enable the codebase to scale since the data flow is validated end-to-end.
    Provides a significant level of confidence about code correctness in itself
    Prevents people from making mistakes in API usage - these can be very hard to catch without a type system
    Catches common errors that could easily slip into production otherwise
    Enables confident refactoring
    Obsoletes a considerable number of unit tests that would be written just to verify argument handling
    Provides typing for the standard JS/Node library
    Comes with superb IDE support
Honestly, it feels reckless to refuse such a good deal.
Use TS in strict mode. Otherwise, there's always an excuse to skip typing.
Only use any in exceptional cases.
Type safety only works in our codebase. Validating runtime data is the responsibility of the services. If there is end-to-end type-safety, the Graph also plays a part.
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