Saturday, September 18, 2021

TypeScript Version 2.0 Now Available

TypeScript is the JavaScript-based language devised by Microsoft to help make developing larger Web apps both easier and in some cases, possible has now reached the version 2.0 milestone. Since JavaScript poses certain challenges when used in larger applications, and statically compiled languages such as C#, Java, and C++ perform extensive error-checking every time the developer hits “compile,” JavaScript defers all its error checking until a program has fully run which means errors ranging anywhere from typos, to inappropriately attempting to perform mathematical operations on non-numerical data all go completely unchecked until, potentially, an end user is unlucky enough to do the wrong thing. With TypeScript, Microsoft is aiming to introduce some of the same checking and validation that those other languages offer while still remaining compatible with, and compiling to, JavaScript. Continue reading this press release here.

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