TypeScript Will Kill CoffeeScript and Dart!

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Microsoft created a new lang: TypeScript.

TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that combines type checking and static analysis, explicit interfaces, and best practices into a single language and compiler.

Since it's a superset of JavaScript, any JavaScript code is also a valid TypeScript code. It's also open source! The designer is Anders Hejlsberg (born 1960), father of Turbo Pascal, Delphi, Microsoft C#.

This is a great video intro, by Anders:

〈Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript〉

Thoughts on TypeScript By Nicholas C Zakas. At http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2012/10/04/thoughts-on-typescript/

Note: Nicholas C Zakas worked at Yahoo as lead engineer on JavaScript for a number of year, and is the author of 〔Professional JavaScript for Web Developers by Nicholas Zakas. @ Buy at amazon

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