TypeScript in a few words

The TypeScript programming language (http://www.typescriptlang.org) was created by Microsoft and was later open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license. The source code of the language is available on GitHub over at https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript. At the time of writing, TypeScript now has 51,705 stars and 7,116 forks on GitHub and its popularity continues to rise.

The first thing to realize is that TypeScript compiles to JavaScript. This means that the output of the TypeScript compiler can run wherever JavaScript code can run, which actually means, nowadays, basically everywhere, since JavaScript can run in the following:

  • Web browser
  • Backend (for example, with Node.js)
  • Desktop (for example, with Electron) ...

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