Microsoft Announces TypeScript

TypeScript is a new script language developed by Microsoft for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript extends JavaScript and compiles to plain JavaScript. Since it is JavaScript, it eventually can run in any browser, host or OS. It is an open source language.

"TypeScript is Open Source"

As I wrote a few years back, Microsoft is going open source and we have seen that when Visual Studio 2012 had support for HTML 5 and JavaScript. TypeScript is essentially an extension of that. If you are a Microsoft developer, you may want to get an early preview of TypeScript.

Microsoft has also announced a plug-in for Visual Studio 2012 so VS developer that you can download here.

TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional types, classes, and modules to JavaScript. TypeScript supports tools for large-scale JavaScript applications for any browser, for any host, on any OS. TypeScript compiles to clean, readable, standards-based JavaScript.

So, you may ask this question. Why do we need another JavaScript extended library? Well, TypeScript is much more than that. Today, JavaScript is limited in what you can do with it, but with TypeScript, developers can write complex and large applications. 

TypeScript extends JavaScript and compiles to plain JavaScript. 

You may download and learn more about TypeScript here. We have also launched a new section on C# Corner on TypeScript. You will be seeing more articles on TypeScript very soon.

Watch what C# creator and Microsoft guru Andres has to say about TypeScript here >>.