Awesomeness

Topics: General
Oct 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I have been so busy posting all my minor nitpicks and dream feature requests surrounding the release of TypeScript, but have neglected to mention how excited I am by it.

I think it's just about as exciting as the invention of NodeJS, given the team behind it and the possibility for first-class integration in Visual Studio, compatibility with Node, future with WinJS, etc.

Awesome work, Microsoft and the TypeScript team! Thanks!

Oct 3, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Well said.  I am also really stoked for the possibilities of this as well.

It is a very elegant solution so far.  I love the pragmatic approach considering all of the tradeoffs.

I especially like the clean javascript output so far.  

I can express what I want such as classes & modules/namespaces and it outputs the same js I would have hand coded for the most part to achieve those concepts.

I saw quite a bit of whining in various places (typical nonsense remarks like oh waa you're ruining js, this and that).

I guess people get emotional about languages, I hope the language designers don't get discouraged.

Very nice stuff so far, and I am really excited about this solution.

Jon Kragh

Coordinator
Oct 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Thanks for the kind comments!