TypeScript 0.8.3

Rating:        Based on 18 ratings
Reviewed:  11 reviews
Downloads: 0
Change Set: ac38ce9e29b3
Released: Feb 27, 2013
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 by jonturner
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The following TypeScript 0.8.3 releases are available: To download a zip file of the source for this release, click the change set id, and then click Download.

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Reviews for this release

     
This is a break-through, Anders Heijlsberg congratulations this is just awesome now JavaScript makes sense.
by albernazf on Jun 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM
     
I started to use TypeScript for the first time two weeks ago and it has been a pure joy digging in to all its features. In about 50 working hours I ended up with a Web Audio API based implementation of my music engine Audio Cue (https://github.com/sundhage/AudioCue-JSP)
by Sundhage on May 31, 2013 at 1:14 PM
     
About half year ago there was an issue in bugtracker to combine many Object.defineProperty for each property to one Object.defineProperties per class. Alas nothing had been done since then about this. And also there'a a lot SomeObject.prototype clauses. It could be optimized also. The resulting javascript is too big because of this. Typescript is not usable in this form for large projects.
by BBGONE on Apr 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM
     
My carfully written coffee codebase got > 2000 lines of code and for coffeescript was enough to become unmaintainable. Amazing how few changes to Javascript can have such a huge positive impact! "It is not what you put in, but what you leave out what makes a good language" - Anders Heijlsberg, you did it again!
by citykid on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM
     
I've built a large production project in TypeScript and it's made things so much easier. Highly recommended. (In response to jmelgaard's review, yes, TypeScript requires the addition of some extra code, such as defining custom Scope interfaces when working with AngularJS, but this is a small price to pay for the tooling improvements and compile-time checking, in my opinion.)
by markrendle on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM
     
Sadly, the longer I have been using it, the more I realize that it is intrusive at the same time. The idea of being able to add types here and there for type-checking is great, but for a language as JavaScript, typescript infers a little bit to much, and therefore complain a little to much. Forcing you to add boilerplate any all over. And if the team was actually keen to fix that. I would give 5
by jmelgaard on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:42 PM
     
TypeScript is a great idea. I just used it for a small personal project (https://github.com/user1911431/typescriptConwaysGameOfLife) to test it out and it really made things easy. Having type information when dealing with HTML objects (like the canvas) really saved me time and made things a lot more clear than they would have been otherwise. Being able to use classes directly is also a big plus!
by user1911431 on Apr 2, 2013 at 2:35 AM
     
I'm really enjoying TypeScript as it evolves. Here are my top 10 reasons why TypeScript will be widely adopted: http://www.pursuitofgreatdesign.com/2012/10/top-10-reasons-why-typescript-will-be.html
by gcowin on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:10 AM
     
I'm developing a small hobby project in typescript and my first impression is great. There were a few irritating bugs but that's only to be expected in a 0.x release. The support for classes, modules and types make this a language that's both pleasant to use and extremely productive. The fantastic plugin for VisualStudio gives the language a big advantage over other javascript alternatives.
by lhk on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM
     
I have recently converted one of my commercial project to use TypeScript without any issue, the conversion was really easy. The power of compile time checking make my future development much easier. Thanks for you work.
by engineforce on Mar 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM
     
Just wanted to say that this project is excellent. Hope it will live longer than Silverlight. You guys are doing great job! Thank you!
by danijel on Mar 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM