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Is anyone using typescript?

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  • TypeScript:

    We have started using TypeScript and the Web Essentials VS2012 extension in our ASP.Net MVC applications. The primary reason was to encourage C# guys in the team to get involved in the client-side JavaScript development and out of their C# only comfort zone.

    Does anyone else have any similar experience with moving C#/Silverlight/MVVM guys over to Javascript and found TypeScript a welcome tool to help the transition?

    We have found that TypeScript, coupled with good JavaScript frameworks and SDKs including jQuery, kendoui, knockoutjs, RXJS and amplifyjs provide a similar development environment to that of Silverlight/WPF. The same design patterns we are familiar with can be used in large scale JavaScript apps.

    We also found that TypeScript helped us produce better quality JavaScript and uncovered various badly written functions. TypeScript also helps you focus on organising your code as if you were working in a XAML/Smart client application.

    There may not be any appetite for a meeting on this topic just yet as TypeScript is in it's infancy but it may be interesting for a future meeting agenda.

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  • Sebastien L.

    I suppose it's depending on what it is you're building. The reliance on binding, view models et al is a catastrophy in the making for the open web. The fact that it makes for a nice environment for silverlight/wpf devs smells of webforms to me and the resulting code i see in companies tends to confirm that opinion. If you're building an SPA then you've already more or less given up on the web as a platform.

    February 5, 2014

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    February 4, 2014

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    May attend depending on the date.

    May 30, 2013

  • Rob W.

    Thinking about typescript for an upcoming project; would be interested in hearing other peoples experiences.

    January 24, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    I'm encouraged by the comment here (obviously involved with the typescript team)
    "TypeScript helped us release a much higher quality product then we feel like we would have achieved with plain JavaScript. We have over 30,000 lines of TypeScript in our site and its amazing how something as simple as having a compile step can improve your overall confidence that you're product is free from the types of defects that often plague a project of this scale"

    January 23, 2013

  • David H.

    We're looking to move over time me from wpf and c# to typescript with angular. Early work is very promising.

    January 23, 2013

  • David H.

    Typescript and angularjs here!

    January 23, 2013

  • Nik

    We're about to starting using it in production (also with jQuery, knockout) - so nothing to add to the conversation yet - but would be interested to attend if others have stuff to share.

    January 23, 2013

    • John F K.

      I have used it on 2 projects so far and it certainly helps to write better quality code and better structured code. You can begin to use well known patterns that you have used for years in c# and java. If you are using VS2012 then make sure to install web essentials. Also, learn require.js as it makes importing files a breeze.

      January 23, 2013


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