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:
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
Sara Faatz is a senior product marketing manager on the Progress Telerik team. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.