Microsoft introduced TypeScript in 2012 and for a while, it existed in a Microsoft bubble. He watches these closely as a developer advocate to better predict what tech is on the rise, and what is on the wane.
One big change was Google’s switch from the Angular 2 framework to TypeScript; another was Microsoft’s announcement of Visual Studio Code, a great editor (likely in the top 5 of developer editors).
Watch VanToll’s presentation for a great summary of TypeScript’s value - and a handy checklist for assessing its viability for your projects. Watch the whole talk from DevReach 2017:
About the Presenter
Thanks to TJ VanToll for this excellent guide to TypeScript. He’s a developer, writer, speaker, and Principal Developer Advocate at Progress. Find him at: @tjvantoll, GitHub, and www.tjvantoll.com