TypeScript 1.0 RC announced

Yesterday, TypeScript 1.0 RC was released as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP. This announcement is significant for several reasons.

It’s an important language milestone. A Release Candidate means the major development for the first version of the language is completed. Now, the remaining work is to ensure the first release of the language meets the necessary quality bars. For organizations that were watching TypeScript, but didn’t want to jump in too early and cope with the kinds of changes early adopters accept, this milestone removes a barrier. If that’s you, it’s time to leap in.

This new release marks the integration of TypeScript into the main Visual Studio toolset. It’s being delivered as part of a regular Visual Studio update. According to Soma, TypeScript will ship with VS 2013 Update 2. Yes, if you have Visual Studio 2013 (above express), you’ll have TypeScript soon. That’s another reason to consider TypeScript adoption: It’s going to be part of the standard, delivered toolset for .NET developers.

The more I learn TypeScript, the more impressed I am with the features and the design of the language. It extends JavaScript in several useful ways. I’m more productive in TypeScript than I am in plain old JavaScript. And being more productive means I get more done in less time. That’s always a good thing.

Created: 2/27/2014 5:15:32 PM

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