How I stopped worrying and learned to love TypeScript


Speaker: Jakub Jedryszek

Abstract: JavaScript has evolved significantly since the time it was first introduced 20 years ago. Today, JavaScript is the most popular programming language that allows you to build large scale applications both on the client and on the server side. However, maintaining large codebases becomes more, and more challenging.

In this talk I will show how TypeScript helps to build and maintain large scale web applications. I will also present the tools to work with TypeScript, how to take advantage of TypeScript while working with AngularJS 2, and lessons learned during work on the Azure Portal.

What you will learn:

• JavaScript today

• TypeScript basics

• TypeScript features: strong typing, classes, interfaces, inheritance

• Developer Tools that can boost your productivity working with TypeScript: npm, bower, gulp, tsd

• Building apps with TypeScript and AngularJS 2

Speaker Bio: Jakub Jedryszek works for Microsoft as Software Engineer. Currently he is working on the Azure Portal – the largest and most complex Single Page Web Application in the World written in TypeScript. He is a founder of dotNetConfPL – online conference for .NET Developers. His blog is at Before Microsoft Jakub developed a Model-Driven Development and Verification Approach for Medical Devices, while working for SAnToS Lab. He was also working as Web Developer for SMT Software, Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University, and PGS Software. You can follow him on twitter at @JakubJedryszek, and check out his code on

Other Details: As always, the meetup is completely free. Thanks to Adobe for sponsoring the group, the meeting location, and providing drinks. Pizza is provided by TEK Systems.