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T01 What's New in TypeScript?


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Doris Chen

Senior Developer Evangelist


TypeScript, an open source project, has seen enormous growth over the past year. Today, it is used to build several key frameworks like AngularJS, Ionic, and so on. Developers are falling in love with TypeScript as they find it to be the most productive way to work with JavaScript. This session will go through how TypeScript helps you leverage features from the current and future of JavaScript while increasing the productivity of JavaScript development across the board. As ECMAScript 6 gains popularity and more browsers are implementing the standard, JavaScript developers across the board are beginning to wonder, "What's next?" This session will cover some of the latest features of TypeScript 2.0, including future ECMAScript proposals, support for Angular and React/JSX, the state of the art type system capabilities, and how it all comes together to make working and creating things in JavaScript more productive and fun with TypeScript.

You will learn:

  • Why you need to use TypeScript for your JavaScript development
  • What's new in TypeScript
  • How TypeScript is working well with Angular, React, and Node in Visual Studio