Announcing TypeScript 2.0 RC

TypeScript 2.0 is almost out, and today we’re happy to show just how close we are with our release candidate! If you haven’t used TypeScript yet, check out the intro tutorial on our website to get started. To start using the RC now, you can download TypeScript 2.0 RC for Visual Studio 2015 (which requires… Read more

Announcing TypeScript 2.0 Beta

Today we’re excited to roll out our beta release of TypeScript 2.0. If you’re not familiar with TypeScript yet, you can start learning it today on our website. To get your hands on the beta, you can download TypeScript 2.0 Beta for Visual Studio 2015 (which will require VS 2015 Update 3), or just run… Read more

The Future of Declaration Files

Declaration files (.d.ts files) are a fundamental part of using existing JavaScript libraries in TypeScript, but getting them has always been a place where we’ve known there was room for improvement. As we get closer to TypeScript 2.0, we’re very excited to show off a sneak peak of our plan to simplify things. Getting type… Read more

Making New TypeScript Projects a Breeze

One of the goals of TypeScript has always been to make writing JavaScript projects a clean, easy, and simple process. We’re always looking at where things could be improved and listening to the community to get ideas on how to do this better. You may’ve recently heard the term “JavaScript fatigue” thrown around to describe… Read more

New TypeScript Website

Today we are thrilled to release a new TypeScript website! The new site delivers a fresh design, more up-to-date documentation, and soon a new series of quick start guides. Documentation TypeScript is developed on GitHub, and as such, all of the documentation is written in markdown on the TypeScript Handbook repo. This is primarily done… Read more

Announcing TypeScript 1.8

Today we are thrilled to announce the release of TypeScript 1.8. In the TypeScript 1.8 Beta release blog post, we highlighted some of the key features that are now available to TypeScript users – how JavaScript in TypeScript compilation provides a great way forward to start converting your JavaScript projects to TypeScript, improvements to JSX/TSX… Read more

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