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Getting Started with Angular - Second Edition by Minko Gechev

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TypeScript syntax and features introduced by ES2015 and ES2016

As TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, before we start learning about its syntax, it'll be easier to start by introducing some of the bigger changes in ES2015 and ES2016; to understand TypeScript, we first must understand ES2015 and ES2016. We will have a whistle-stop tour through these changes before diving into TypeScript properly later.

A detailed explanation of ES2015 and ES2016 is outside the scope of this book. In order to get familiar with all the new features and syntaxes, I strongly recommend that you take a look at Exploring ES6: Upgrade to the next version of JavaScript by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer.

The next couple of pages will introduce new standards and allow you to take ...

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