|TypeScript 0.9 Released|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Wednesday, 19 June 2013|
TypeScript was first released in October 2012 as a language to help Microsoft developers write large applications for the web, server, and Windows desktop.
It is an open source project but has active participation from Microsoft personnel, including Anders Hejlsberg, who prior to TypeScript was known for C#.
The MSDN announcement of the new beta explains that Generics was most highly requested feature by users of the original 0.8 version and states:
The idea being that the types of the variables used as T and U can be checked - even if this involves type inference because the programmer didn't declare a type.
We also have fully typed enums:
As well as the syntactic and type checking sugar, the compiler has been improved so that it scales better and provides better incremental compilation. Unfortunately this improved quality costs a little and the 0.9 compiler is a little slower.
In this video Anders Hejlsberg, creator of the new language, Steve Lucco, TypeScript's co-designer and responsible for its original compiler and Luke Hoban who has also been heavily involved in the project discuss feedback from its early adopters, the new features in this release, starting with TypeScript's generics and how this differs from those of other languages.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 June 2013 )|