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Exploring TypeScript

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Join us for our January meeting where James Churchill will be presenting "Exploring TypeScript".

It's a new year and we figured it was time for another introductory level talk. So, if you're new to TypeScript, this is the perfect chance to learn about the basics of the language.

After the main presentation is over, we'll open it up for general Q&A and/or lightning talks. If you have something that you'd like to share with the group, we'd love for you to tell us about it by giving a 5-10 minute lightning talk.

Agenda

6:00pm Welcome and Announcements
6:10pm Presentation
~7:00pm Q&A and Lightning Talks

Live Stream

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Exploring TypeScript

In this talk, we’ll start with a brief history of TypeScript followed by a series of interactive demos that will show you the basics of the language. We’ll also see how popular editors like GitHub’s Atom and Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code provide support for working with TypeScript.

TypeScript, introduced by Microsoft in October 2012, is a strict superset of JavaScript that adds optional static typing and ES2015/++ language features such as classes, modules, arrow functions, decorators, async/await, and more. TypeScript’s static typing allows tooling to provide richer support for features such as symbol-based navigation, statement completion, and code refactoring. All of this together helps ease the development of JavaScript applications.