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Learning TypeScript 2.x - Second Edition

By : Remo H. Jansen
Book Image

Learning TypeScript 2.x - Second Edition

By: Remo H. Jansen

Overview of this book

TypeScript is an open source and cross-platform statically typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript and runs in any browser or host. This book is a step-by-step guide that will take you through the use and benefits of TypeScript with the help of practical examples. You will start off by understanding the basics as well as the new features of TypeScript 2.x. Then, you will learn how to work with functions and asynchronous programming APIs. You will continue by learning how to resolve runtime issues and how to implement TypeScript applications using the Object-oriented programming (OOP) and functional programming (FP) paradigms. Later, you will automate your development workflow with the help of tools such as Webpack. Towards the end of this book, you will delve into some real-world scenarios by implementing some full-stack TypeScript applications with Node.js, React and Angular as well as how to optimize and test them. Finally, you will be introduced to the internal APIs of the TypeScript compiler, and you will learn how to create custom code analysis tools.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

About the sample application

In this chapter, we are going to implement the same application that we implemented in the preceding chapter one more time. However, we will use Angular instead of React and MobX as our application development framework. We will try to implement a copy of the application as close as possible, to enable us to compare both frameworks.

The application is included in the companion source code and it is a very small web application that allows us to manage a database of movies and actors. We will not explain the features of the application in detail here because we already explained them in the preceding chapter.

Please refer to Chapter 11, Frontend Development with React and TypeScript, to learn more about the application features and requirements.

Please refer to the companion source code to have access to the entire source code of the application as...