Microsoft has introduced new open source language enhancements for JavaScript that should make it easier to write JavaScript code. TypeScript adding new features like static typing and some OOP features like classes and interfaces. There is controversy about whether TypeScript make sense or not, see discussions on Scott Hanselman’s Blog or Channel 9.



Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

To use it  you must download TypeScript for Visual Studio 2012. To be fair enough TypeScript does not change JavaScript. It is only changing the way how we could write the code and adding some extra safeness. What do you think? Does it make a sense?

About the Author Anton Kalcik

I’m enthusiastic with a passion for working with and for people. I love what I do. Most of the time, I assist people in the creation of valuable software. I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur specializing in .NET  and Microsoft Azure. I offer Code Katas, Coding Dojos, workshops and talks about .NET, Microsoft Azure, DevOps, Agile Methodologies and Clean Code. I'm founder of CoderDojo Wien and president of digital.austria association.

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