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TypeScript
For Enterprise Scale JavaScript Apps
Today’s Agenda
1. Intro With whom am I speaking?
2. JavaScript Wat?!!!
3. The Basics Types, Interfaces, Classes, and Modules
4. The Cool Stuff Functions and Lambdas, Complex Type Definitions, Generics, Mixins/Decorators
5. The Real World Library Definitions, Compiler Options, AMD
With whom am I speaking?
Intro
Jeremy Likness
• Wife, 2 children, vegan hiking 9-ball player
• Started programming in the Commodore 64 days (yes, we
had computers in the early 1980s)
• Brief foray into game development with Quake in mid
1990s
• Enterprise Developer for 20 years
• Web Developer since, well, the web (1990s)
• TypeScript Developer since beta in 2012 (six figures LOCs)
• 7-time Microsoft MVP
• Author of 4 technology books
• http://bit.ly/coderblog
iVision
iVision App Dev
http://bit.ly/ivisionappdev
Wat?!!!
JavaScript
Wat?!
JavaScript Isn’t Going Anywhere
1995
•Mocha
becomes
LiveScript
•Written in
10 Days
1996
•JavaScript
1997
•ECMAScript
1.0
•Standards!
1999
•ECMAScript
3.0
2005
•jQuery
•Normalize
the DOM
2009
•NodeJS
2012
•TypeScript
•Superset /
Normalize
JavaScript
2015
•ECMAScript
2015
• Popular Option
• Introduces Classes, Lexical Scope, Lambda, etc.
• Lacks:
• Interfaces
• Dynamic module affinity (SystemJS, RequireJS, etc.)
• External library definitions
• Generics
• TypeScript = Superscript and is “future-proof”
What About ECMAScript 6/2015 and Babel?
• Discovery: intent is more clear with types, interfaces, etc.
• Documentation: libraries make it easy to discover how to use APIs
• Development Time Security: “fat-finger” mistakes less likely, even
through complex iterations of calls and callbacks, won’t compile
• Scope Safety: Modules, Classes, and Lambdas manage concepts of
scope and “this” context
• Team Scale: components make it easier for multiple teams to work in
parallel
• 4x: Increased velocity for a team shifting from JavaScript to TypeScript
with a data-binding framework (Angular)
TypeScript in the Real World
• “I cannot say I have ever been a Microsoft fan but TypeScript has
‘softened’ me, it is easily one of the best web technologies to arrive in
the past 3 years.” - https://tedpatrick.com/2013/06/25/7-months-with-typescript/
• “Overall, TypeScript is wonderful to work with. It helps developers
catch errors quickly, adds types and type-checking, and documents your
progress so that if someone else wants to contribute, or you need to
return to your work months later, you can easily pick up where you left
off.” - http://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/typescript-a-digital-workplace-success-story/
• “… we use TypeScript not because we’re part of Microsoft, but because
we find tremendous value by improving our productivity and keeping
our quality high which together allow us to move much faster.” -
https://medium.com/@delveeng/why-we-love-typescript-bec2df88d6c2#.pzp9xp7an
What Are People Saying?
Types, Interfaces, Classes, and Modules
The Basics
• Types
• Interfaces
• Classes
• Modules
The Basics
• Functions and Lambdas
• Complex Type Definitions
• Generics
• Mixins and Decorators
The Cool Stuff
• Library Definitions
• Migrating JavaScript
• Compiler Options
• AMD
The Real World
https://github.com/jeremylikness
http://bit.ly/coderblog
jlikness@ivision.com
Questions?

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TypeScript for Enterprise Scale JavaScript Apps

  • 2. Today’s Agenda 1. Intro With whom am I speaking? 2. JavaScript Wat?!!! 3. The Basics Types, Interfaces, Classes, and Modules 4. The Cool Stuff Functions and Lambdas, Complex Type Definitions, Generics, Mixins/Decorators 5. The Real World Library Definitions, Compiler Options, AMD
  • 3. With whom am I speaking? Intro
  • 4. Jeremy Likness • Wife, 2 children, vegan hiking 9-ball player • Started programming in the Commodore 64 days (yes, we had computers in the early 1980s) • Brief foray into game development with Quake in mid 1990s • Enterprise Developer for 20 years • Web Developer since, well, the web (1990s) • TypeScript Developer since beta in 2012 (six figures LOCs) • 7-time Microsoft MVP • Author of 4 technology books • http://bit.ly/coderblog
  • 9. JavaScript Isn’t Going Anywhere 1995 •Mocha becomes LiveScript •Written in 10 Days 1996 •JavaScript 1997 •ECMAScript 1.0 •Standards! 1999 •ECMAScript 3.0 2005 •jQuery •Normalize the DOM 2009 •NodeJS 2012 •TypeScript •Superset / Normalize JavaScript 2015 •ECMAScript 2015
  • 10. • Popular Option • Introduces Classes, Lexical Scope, Lambda, etc. • Lacks: • Interfaces • Dynamic module affinity (SystemJS, RequireJS, etc.) • External library definitions • Generics • TypeScript = Superscript and is “future-proof” What About ECMAScript 6/2015 and Babel?
  • 11. • Discovery: intent is more clear with types, interfaces, etc. • Documentation: libraries make it easy to discover how to use APIs • Development Time Security: “fat-finger” mistakes less likely, even through complex iterations of calls and callbacks, won’t compile • Scope Safety: Modules, Classes, and Lambdas manage concepts of scope and “this” context • Team Scale: components make it easier for multiple teams to work in parallel • 4x: Increased velocity for a team shifting from JavaScript to TypeScript with a data-binding framework (Angular) TypeScript in the Real World
  • 12. • “I cannot say I have ever been a Microsoft fan but TypeScript has ‘softened’ me, it is easily one of the best web technologies to arrive in the past 3 years.” - https://tedpatrick.com/2013/06/25/7-months-with-typescript/ • “Overall, TypeScript is wonderful to work with. It helps developers catch errors quickly, adds types and type-checking, and documents your progress so that if someone else wants to contribute, or you need to return to your work months later, you can easily pick up where you left off.” - http://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/typescript-a-digital-workplace-success-story/ • “… we use TypeScript not because we’re part of Microsoft, but because we find tremendous value by improving our productivity and keeping our quality high which together allow us to move much faster.” - https://medium.com/@delveeng/why-we-love-typescript-bec2df88d6c2#.pzp9xp7an What Are People Saying?
  • 13. Types, Interfaces, Classes, and Modules The Basics
  • 14. • Types • Interfaces • Classes • Modules The Basics
  • 15. • Functions and Lambdas • Complex Type Definitions • Generics • Mixins and Decorators The Cool Stuff
  • 16. • Library Definitions • Migrating JavaScript • Compiler Options • AMD The Real World