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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Fortifying JavaScript applications with TypeScript

JavaScript's role in web development has gone from being considered a starter language for hobbyist programmers to being regarded as a serious tool for building both client and server modern web applications. This change means that the size and scope of JavaScript applications has grown tremendously, and with that growth, the costs to manage the complexity have also increased. To address this, Microsoft has developed the open source project TypeScript, which is a superset of JavaScript that adds static type checking.

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As of this writing, the TypeScript project has not released version 1.0. However, it is considered stable enough that Microsoft is using it for portions of Visual Studio Online ...

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