Chapter 1: Understanding TypeScript

JavaScript is an enormously popular and powerful language. According to GitHub, it is the most popular language in the world (yes, used even more than Python), and the new features in ES6+ continue to add useful capabilities. However, for large application development, its feature set is considered to be incomplete. This is why TypeScript was created.

In this chapter, we'll learn about the TypeScript language, why it was created, and what value it provides to JavaScript developers. We'll learn about the design philosophy Microsoft used in creating TypeScript and why these design decisions added important support in the language for large application development.

We'll also see how TypeScript enhances and ...

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