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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)


Throughout this chapter, we will be using third-party tools. In this section, we are going to learn how to install these. Before we get started, however, we need to use npm to create a package.json file in the folder that we are going to use to implement the examples in this chapter.

Let's create a new folder and go inside it to generate a new package.json file using the npm init command:

npm init  
Please refer to Chapter 5, Working with Dependencies, for additional information about npm.


Mocha is a popular JavaScript testing library that facilitates the creation of test suites, test cases, and test specs. Mocha can be used to test TypeScript in the frontend and backend, identify performance issues...