CHAPTER 1

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Getting Up to Speed with TypeScript

In this chapter, you’ll start your look at TypeScript with an overview and an example. In particular, this chapter covers the following:

  • The motivation for the TypeScript project
  • What TypeScript does and what it doesn’t do compared to JavaScript and other JavaScript-related languages
  • How to install it and what you get as a result
  • A simple example using TypeScript and Visual Studio

Hopefully, by the end of this chapter, you’ll have a good idea of what TypeScript does and how. You’ll follow this up in Chapter 2 by looking in depth at the many new language features of TypeScript, and in Chapter 3

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