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Introduction to TypeScript: Building a Rogue-like Engine

Jesse Freeman, Developer Evangelist, Amazon

What Is TypeScript?

TypeScript (http://typescript.org) is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript is cross-platform, runs on any browser, and is open source. Microsoft created it, and it’s hands down one of the best languages for building HTML5 games. One of the great things about TypeScript, apart from adding typing to JavaScript, is that it allows you to start using some of the cool features of ECMAScript 6 (ES6) now, even though it may be years away from being finalized. This means that you can ...

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