Mastering TypeScript - Second Edition

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  • Gain an insight into core and advanced TypeScript language features including inheritance, generics, asynchronous programming techniques, promises, decorators and more
  • Integrate your existing JavaScript libraries and third-party frameworks by writing and using declaration files
  • Target popular JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Backbone, Angular, Aurelia, React, Node, and Express
  • Create extensive test suites for your application with Jasmine, Protactor, and Selenium
  • Organize your application code using modules, AMD loaders, Require and SystemJs
  • Explore advanced object-oriented design principles, including Dependency Injection
  • Understand and compare the various MVC implementations in Aurelia, Angular, React and Backbone
  • Build a complete single-page web application that incorporates CSS animations to enhance your customers' browsing experience

The TypeScript language, compiler, and opensource development toolset brings JavaScript development up to the enterprise level. It allows us to use ES5, ES6, and ES7 JavaScript language features today, including classes, interfaces, generics, modules, and more. Its simple typing syntax enables building large, robust applications using object-oriented techniques and industry standard design principles.

Packed with practical, real-world examples, this book is a guide to bringing the benefits of strongly typed, object-oriented programming and design principles into the JavaScript development space. Starting with core language features, and working through more advanced topics such as generics and asynchronous programming techniques, you will learn how to gain maximum benefit from your JavaScript development with TypeScript. With a strong focus on test-driven development, and coverage of many popular and in-demand JavaScript frameworks, you can fast-track your TypeScript knowledge to a professional level. By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently build TypeScript applications, whether you are targeting Angular, Aurelia, React, Backbone, Node, or any other JavaScript framework.

  • Start with the basics, then enhance your knowledge with in-depth discussions on language features, third-party libraries, design patterns and more
  • Practical examples that show how to use TypeScript with popular frameworks, including Backbone, Angular 2, React, Aurelia, Node and others
  • Focus on test-driven development to build high quality applications that are modular, scalable and adaptable
Page Count 552
Course Length 16 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781786468710
Date Of Publication 24 Feb 2017


Nathan Rozentals

Nathan Rozentals has been writing commercial software for over 23 years. Starting with COBOL on mainframes, through C, onto C++, Java and finally settling on C# and ASP.NET.

Nathan picked up TypeScript in October 2012 - a day after the 0.8.0 release - and could not put it down. In TypeScript he found a language that could bring all of the design patterns and practices he had learnt over the years - in a variety of languages - to JavaScript.

Some 6 days after the 0.8.0 release, Nathan began blogging about TypeScript; covering a variety of topics, including Unit Testing, implementing an IoC Container, and Organizing your code with AMD Modules. He knew he had hit the mark when Microsoft themselves started to reference his blog in their CodePlex discussion forums