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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)

FP techniques

Now that we have learned about the most common FP concepts, it is time to learn about the most common FP techniques and patterns.


Functional composition is a technique or pattern that allows us to combine multiple functions to create a more complex function.

The following code snippet declares a function used to trim a string and a function used to transform a piece of text in uppercase text:

const trim = (s: string) => s.trim();
const capitalize = (s: string) => s.toUpperCase(); 

We can create a function that performs both the preceding operations by composing them:

    const trimAndCapitalize = (s: string) => capitalize(trim(s));

The variable trimAndCapitalize is a function that invokes...