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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

Using Aurelia

Aurelia was one of the first SPA frameworks to offer full TypeScript integration. It is a framework that specifically uses ECMAScript 6 features to enhance the development experience. One of the most astounding features of the Aurelia framework is the small amount of code that you need to write in order to get things done. Aurelia understands that if you are writing a standard class, then you probably want to use the class properties to render some HTML. Of all of the frameworks that we will discuss, Aurelia is by far the simplest to use, and the most intuitive. There are no hidden gotchas, or special workarounds to consider. The Aurelia framework has gone to great lengths to make the TypeScript development experience simple.

Aurelia setup