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Learning Angular, 2nd Edition by Caleb Dayley, Brendan Dayley, Brad Dayley

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1Jumping into JavaScript

Angular is built on TypeScript, which is a superset of JavaScript. It is important for you to have a basic understanding of JavaScript before you can jump into the Angular world. This chapter has two purposes: to show you how to set up a development environment and to teach you the basics of JavaScript.

The first part of this chapter discusses the necessary basics of setting up a JavaScript development environment. You should at least take a quick look at this section even if you already are familiar with JavaScript and have a development environment set up.

The rest of this chapter familiarizes you with some of the language basics of JavaScript, such as variables, functions, and objects. It is not intended as a full ...

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