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Migrating to TypeScript

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Join us for our February meeting where James Churchill will be presenting "Migrating to TypeScript".

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.


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

Live Stream

This event will be live streamed on YouTube. Join us online if you can't make it to the event in Portland!

Migrating to TypeScript

TypeScript is a statically typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. It can help you be more productive and write higher quality code. That's all great, but migrating an existing JavaScript project to TypeScript can seem like a daunting proposition.

Luckily, benefitting from TypeScript doesn't require you to migrate your entire project to TypeScript. You can benefit from TypeScript by making incremental changes to your project.

In this talk, you'll learn the basics of the TypeScript language and how to incrementally migrate a project to TypeScript. You'll also see how Visual Studio Code leverages the TypeScript Language Service to provide a rich JavaScript development experience. And you'll see how to use JSDoc comments and TypeScript Declaration (d.ts) files to refine the TypeScript Language Service's understanding of your code.