TypeScript

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TypeScript is a language for writing more maintainable JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional types, classes, and modules to JavaScript.
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About TypeScript

class HelloWorld {
  static hello(name = 'World') {
        return `Hello, ${name}!`
    }
}

export default HelloWorld

TypeScript (TS) is a superset of JavaScript (JS), created at Microsoft in response to frustration developing large-scale applictions in JS. In a large JS project, knowing what properties your own objects have, what arguments your functions take (and what type they need to be) can become difficult. Similarly, since there is no ability to intelligently inspect JS code, when you include a package (like from npm), you have to keep the documentation up so you know what methods are available and what arguments they take. TS solves these issues. It is currently an open-source project hosted on Github. It supports tools for any browser as well as Node, for any host, on any OS. TTS compiles to readable, standards-based JavaScript.

TS adds a flexible type system to JS, in addition to interfaces (custom types) and modifying the syntax of some ECMAScript features such as classes. Types are optional and flexible (for example, you can specify an argument is a string OR a number). Types allow tooling available in most code editors that improve the development experience such as code completion and method detection, both in your own code and in packages you use. It supports many upcoming ECMASCript features (such as async/await). TS can be written in OO or functional styles. It is compatible with all existing JS packages. TS transpiles to clean, readable JS.

Try it out at the playground, and stay up to date via the Typescript blog and Twitter account.

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Meet the TypeScript Track mentors

Once you join the TypeScript language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Giorgio Delgado Personal Site

I'm a full-stack developer interested in functional programming and statically-typed languages. The geek in me thinks that the world needs more Elm.
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Alexandre Gomes https://github.com/gomesalexandre

Full-Stack JavaScript developer. Lover of all things JS, TS, React and GraphQL. I enjoy learning by doing, and helping others learn the same way.
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Cody Hoover https://github.com/hoovercj

I got started using typescript to write VS Code extensions such as Power Mode. I now mentor use it daily in my role as a front-end developer and mentor others on my team as we migrate more and more of our codebase to typescript.
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Diego Colombo https://github.com/colombod

Using typescript professionally on projects, I love to network and help
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Christoph Lipp https://github.com/ser1us

I mainly use Typescript at work and I really appreciate the type safety it provides. Combine it with the awesome Visual Studio Code and you're in for a treat. Another well done language by Microsoft.
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Aleksander Heintz My blog

I love programming, and do it both professionally and as a hobby. At work I do most javascript and typescript, but I've also done a lot of F# and C#.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced TypeScript exercises

These are a few of the 91 exercises on the TypeScript track. You can see all the exercises here.

Custom Set
medium
arrays
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
data structures
equality
lists
recursion
sets
Matching Brackets
medium
parsing
stacks
strings
Protein Translation
easy
arrays
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
strings
Matrix
medium
arrays
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
data structures
matrices
text formatting
Palindrome Products
medium
algorithms
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
integers
math
Scrabble Score
medium
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
maps
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the TypeScript Track maintainers

The TypeScript Maintainers are the brains behind the TypeScript Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Derk-Jan Karrenbeld My website

All-round programmer, manager and owner of a Dutch software agency specializing in bespoke and tailored code.
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Cristian Rivas Gómez

I am a Software Engineering student from San Sebastian. I enjoy a lot reading about topics related to Java, software maintainability and web technologies. My love for TypeScript began developing web apps with Angular framework.

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