Web Client, Microsoft Sessions

W14 TypeScript and the Future of JavaScript


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Bowden Kelly

Program Manager, Visual Studio Team


Jordan Matthiesen

Program Manager


TypeScript has seen enormous growth over the past year. Across the board, developers are falling in love with TypeScript as they find it the most productive way to work with JavaScript. With TypeScript 2.0, it only gets better. This session will show how adding TypeScript to existing JavaScript projects is easier than ever. It will dive into the biggest features of the 2.0 release such as non-nullable types, read-only modifiers, and down-level async/await. Finally, it will cover the future of TypeScript and what you can expect in the coming months.

You will learn:

  • How to get start with TypeScript
  • Hear what's new in TypeScript and for TypeScript developers in Visual Studio 2017
  • Get a peek at what's ahead for the TypeScript language and tools