Introduction to TypeScript

Learn to supercharge your web-applications with the powerful typed language from Microsoft!
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (6,690 ratings)
64,585 students
Introduction to TypeScript
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (6,690 ratings)
64,585 students
Compile, Test and Run TypeScript on your workstation
Use TypeScript classes and type annotations
Build and run a simple app using TypeScript

Requirements

  • Solid understanding of JavaScript
  • Basic understanding of Node.js
Description

In this course, we will learn about TypeScript, the new, JavaScript inspired language by Microsoft. The introductory TypeScript course will teach the student the TypeScript basics necessary for junior workplace skills.

By taking this course you will,

- Set your PC or Mac up to develop TypeScript
- Be able to understand why TypeScript is used to build large web applications

- Use TypeScript's classes and error checking
- Create and extend TypeScript classes
- Share Code via Modules

In the first section, we will learn about what projects TypeScript is appropriate for. We will learn who makes TypeScript, and what projects use TypeScript every day.

In the second section, we will learn about using Node and NPM to install TypeScript, and how to use the command line to compile TypeScript into JavaScript. As a bonus, we'll learn a bit about TypeScript compiler errors.

In the final section, we will take a look at a few of TypeScript's many features.

We will learn about types, how they are used, what kinds are available in TypeScript, and how to make your own.

We will learn about interfaces, inheritance, and TypeScript classes. Using the module system, we will share code between TypeScript files and compile them to JavaScript.

This course includes many videos, as well as links to useful tools like the TypeScript handbook.

This course should take 3-4 hours to complete, as you may wish to pause frequently to try the many code examples provided yourself.

This code is ideal for anyone wanting a solid beginner's foundation in TypeScript, as the hands-on lecture format will ensure that any pupil has a working knowledge of the basics.

Who this course is for:
  • You should take this course if you are already well-versed in JavaScript and want to take your course to the next level
  • You should take this course If you already know a similar language like Java, ActionScript or C#
Course content
6 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 5m total length
  • Why Learn TypeScript?
    04:59
  • Course Breakdown
    02:49
  • Basics
    3 questions
  • Installing TypeScript
    02:26
  • Compiling Your First TypeScript Program
    04:51
  • Understanding TypeScript Errors
    02:05
  • Installation & Basic Use
    3 questions
  • The Type System
    04:01
  • Basic Types
    06:00
  • Interfaces
    05:07
  • Classes
    05:52
  • Inheritance
    04:54
  • Modules
    05:11
  • Automatically Compile TypeScript with Grunt
    14:52
  • Congratulations
    02:33

Instructor
The Code Whisperer
Daniel Stern
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  • 112,896 Students
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Known in development circles as “the Code Whisperer," Daniel Stern has been believed to possess a supernatural connection to computers ever since he talked the supercomputer Deep Blue off the roof of a twelve-story St. Petersburg apartment building, following its shameful loss to Gary Kasparov.

He can often be found singing softly to his tablet, or gently caressing his aluminum keyboard in his arms.

Daniel has been working as a front end and full stack developer in the tech industry since 2011. He's developed single-page applications for banks like CIBC, charities like the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and at ad agencies like McLaren McCann, TraffikGroup and Olson. Throughout his labors, he's worked on computer programming in his spare time because, well, he's obsessed with it.

In addition to being featured in both CSS Weekly and JavaScript weekly, Daniel is well-known throughout the open-source community for maintaining several open-source tools, most notably the Angular.js and LESS-based tool, Range .css and the Angular .js audio tool, ngAudio.

In addition to being trusted by the open source community to develop top-quality, functional code, Daniel has also been invited to speak at numerous conferences including Full Stack Conference 2014 in London, England.

Daniel is an active learner and very passionate about the following technologies,

- Node.js
- Angular.js
- TypeScript
- MongoDB
- LESS
- Grunt
- Yeoman
- Many, many, many more