TypeScript: first contact

December 20, 2015

Last update: March 22, 2020

During the last FrontEnders Ticino meetup I talked about TypeScript, the superset of JavaScript created by Microsoft to build robust components. TypeScript is already used by famous projects such as Dojo, Angular and Ionic.

I explored all the syntax features TypeScript 1.6 offers and some compiler options. Here the outline of my talk:

  • compilation, source maps, debugging

  • functions, classes, interfaces, private and public members

  • modules (external), compilation options to generate AMD modules

  • casting

  • generics

Slides and code samples are online.

Happy hacking!


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Elia Contini
Sardinian UX engineer and a Front-end web architect based in Ticino, Switzerland. Marathoner, traveller, wannabe nature photographer.