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Mastering TypeScript 3 - Third Edition

By : Nathan Rozentals
Book Image

Mastering TypeScript 3 - Third Edition

By: Nathan Rozentals

Overview of this book

TypeScript is both a language and a set of tools to generate JavaScript. It was designed by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft to help developers write enterprise-scale JavaScript. Starting with an introduction to the TypeScript language, before moving on to basic concepts, each section builds on previous knowledge in an incremental and easy-to-understand way. Advanced and powerful language features are all covered, including asynchronous programming techniques, decorators, and generics. This book explores many modern JavaScript and TypeScript frameworks side by side in order for the reader to learn their respective strengths and weaknesses. It will also thoroughly explore unit and integration testing for each framework. Best-of-breed applications utilize well-known design patterns in order to be scalable, maintainable, and testable. This book explores some of these object-oriented techniques and patterns, and shows real-world implementations. By the end of the book, you will have built a comprehensive, end-to-end web application to show how TypeScript language features, design patterns, and industry best practices can be brought together in a real-world scenario.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Free Chapter
TypeScript Tools and Framework Options


Backbone is a popular JavaScript library that gives structure to web applications by providing models, collections, and views. Backbone has been around since 2010, and has gained a very large following, with a wealth of commercial websites using the framework. According to an article from October 2013 at (available at, Backbone had over 1,600 Backbone-related projects on GitHub at the time that rate over three stars, meaning that it has a vast ecosystem of extensions and related libraries.

Let's take a quick look at Backbone written in TypeScript.

The Backbone environment can be set up with npm, as follows:

npm install backbone
npm install @types/backbone