Getting started with TypeScript 1.0
Yesterday evening I did an Introduction to TypeScript at CRineta. I agreed to do it on short notice, so I scrambled to pull the talk together over the weekend. Much of this version of the talk was based on Anders Hejlsberg’s Build 2014 talk. And of course I used the resources from typescriptlang.org along with TypeScript in Visual Studio. I’ve had a small amount of TypeScript code in production for about 6 months, but I’m going to start converting more now that 1.0 is released.
What is TypeScript?
“TypeScript is preview of EcmaScript 6 with a downlevel story and with static typing on top” – Anders Hejlsberg
The TypeScript Playground is a great place to start testing TypeScript.
Their tutorial is of limited value, but the Handbook gives you a compact view of the language features and is very useful.
And of the course the language spec is available as well.
Anders Hejlsberg at Build 2014 – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-576
Luke Hoban at Fluent Conf 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UPMqtrbw7E