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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)
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TypeScript Tools and Framework Options


In this chapter, we took a deep dive look into what an MVC framework is, and discussed each of its elements. We discussed the role and responsibilities of the Model, the View, and the Controller in MVC, and how they interact together to create user interfaces. We also had a brief discussion on the benefits of using MVC frameworks. We then took a look at four MVC frameworks that either have very tight integration with TypeScript, or have been written with TypeScript in mind. We implemented the same basic application in each of these frameworks, and compared the differences in concepts and syntax between Backbone, Aurelia, Angular, and React. We also discussed some performance implications to think about when working with each of these frameworks.

In our next chapter, we will take a look at automated testing—unit testing, integration testing, and acceptance testing...