What is Typescript ? it’s worth learning ?

by Aymen on 12/25/2016

What is Typescript ?

TypeScript is a free and open-source programming language created by Anders Hejlsberg, the creator of Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C#, and maintained by Microsoft.

TypeScript isn’t a completely new language, it’s a superset of ES6. If we write ES6 code, it’s perfectly valid and compilable TypeScript code. Here’s a diagram that shows the relationship between the languages:


What is ES5? What is ES6? ES5 is short for ECMAScript 5, otherwise known as “regular Javascript”. ES5 is the normal Javascript. It runs in more-or-less every browser. ES6 is the next version of Javascript.

Also, we can mention that TypeScript is an official collaboration between Microsoft and Google

It’s worth learning ?

With two tech heavyweights ( Microsoft and Google) behind it we know that it will be supported for a long time. Both groups are committed to moving the web forward and as developers we win because of it.

Also Angular2 is built in TypeScript and there are a lot of reasons to use TypeScript instead of plain Javascript

How do you think ? it’s worth learning ?

If you have any more questions, news or contribution, comment below.

See also Angular4 ? Where’s the version 3 ? why the hurry ?


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