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 modern web applications on both the client and the server. This change means that the size and scope of JavaScript applications has grown tremendously, and with that growth, the costs of managing 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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TypeScript is not limited to Windows, and is a fully open source project that is capable of running on any JavaScript engine that supports ECMAScript 3 or greater. ...

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