TypeScript Language Captures Attention at Visual Studio Live! Conference
So could TypeScript win the hearts and minds of grizzled C# developers who might otherwise be hostile to the scripting language? Hoelting thinks it's too early to tell, as TypeScript remains a pre-1.0 release. Version 0.9 is currently in the works -- an alpha version could be released in April -- and promises to add support for generics and a more robust compiler architecture. You can read more about the upcoming version at Microsoft's TypeScript blog.
"Here's my opinion on TypeScript. Anders Hejlsberg [the creator of C#] and many of the other members of the C# team at Microsoft have been helping to define and develop TypeScript," Hoelting said. "That tells me that we're going to see an explosion of C# features that start showing up in TypeScript. In a year or two, C# developers are going to feel right at home inside TypeScript. That's my take on what I've seen from Microsoft."
Posted by Michael Desmond on 03/28/2013