TypeScript with Jon Turner

TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles down to regular JavaScript. Jon Turner maintains the TypeScript package at Microsoft.

  • Why is TypeScript useful?
  • Does compile-time checking add any real efficiency?
  • The current TypeScript compiler is written in TypeScript–how did you compile that compiler?
  • TypeScript was created to build large, manageable JavaScript applications–how did Microsoft due that before TypeScript?
  • What language design preferences does Anders Hejlsberg have which are evident in TypeScript?
  • Google’s Angular 2.0 project used TypeScript–is this part of a broader story of collaboration among tech giants?