Announcing TypeScript 1.8 Beta

Today we are releasing a beta of TypeScript 1.8. There are quite a lot of changes coming in the 1.8 release, so please check them out and send us your feedback. TypeScript 1.8 beta is available for Visual Studio 2015, NuGet (Compiler and MSBuild task), npm, and straight from the source. For npm users, make sure to use the following command:… Read more

Announcing TypeScript 1.7

Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of TypeScript 1.7 along with the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. This release enables async/await by default for ECMAScript 6 (ES6) targets. It also adds support for polymorphic ‘this’ typing, proposed ECMAScript 2016 exponentiation syntax, and ES6 module targeting. For a complete change list, check… Read more

What about Async/Await?

We’ve heard your feedback that you’re excited about async/await in TypeScript. Async/await allows developers to write to asynchronous code flows as if they were synchronous, removing the need for registering event handlers or writing separate callback functions. You may have seen similar patterns in C#. TypeScript’s async/await pattern makes use of Promises, much like C#’s… Read more

Announcing TypeScript 1.6

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of TypeScript 1.6.  This release adds support for React/JSX, class expressions, and a rich set of new capabilities in the type system. It also provides stricter type checking for object literals. You can download TypeScript 1.6 for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, on npm, or as source. React/JSX Designed… Read more

Introducing TypeScript npm nightlies

To make it easier to try out the very latest in TypeScript, we’re now publishing the TypeScript nightly npm package.  You can try this out using: npm install -g typescript@next We’ve set this to update each night, and we timestamp each release.  You can see what version you’re on with the –version commandline switch: C:\Users>tsc… Read more

Announcing TypeScript 1.5

Today we’re happy to announce the release of TypeScript 1.5.  This release took an alpha, a beta, and your help to get here.  It’s a big one, so let’s get started! TypeScript 1.5 is part of the newly released Visual Studio 2015.  You can also get a separate download for Visual Studio 2013, npm, and… Read more

The TypeScript Team is Hiring!

The TypeScript team is hiring!  We’ve been growing, and we have lots of exciting plans ahead. Here are some of the things you’ll do as part of the TypeScript team: Work on the compiler – Every compiled language needs a compiler, and TypeScript has a good one.  As we add language features and continue to… Read more

Developing in TypeScript on a Mac with Sublime

Within the TypeScript team, many of us have Macs that we use for development. We’ve also heard from some of you that you’d like to use your OS X machines to build TypeScript projects. So recently, we’ve been focusing on building a natural and rich developer toolset for Mac and Linux fans. Starting with TypeScript… Read more

Using TypeScript in Visual Studio Code

With the recent announcement of Visual Studio Code, there have been a lot of questions about how to get started writing TypeScript.  In this quickstart, we’ll create a simple TypeScript project.  Out of the box, Visual Studio Code supports TypeScript 1.5 beta and using either the node or Visual Studio command-line compilers.  For this quickstart,… Read more