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Learn
  • Understand the key TypeScript language features and runtime
  • Install and configure the necessary tools in order to start developing an application
  • Create object-oriented code that adheres to the SOLID principles
  • Develop robust applications with testing (Mocha, Chai, and SinonJS)
  • Apply GoF patterns in an application with a testing approach
  • Identify the challenges when developing an application
  • Migrate JavaScript codebases to TypeScript to improve your workflow
  • Utilize System.JS and Webpack to load scripts and their dependencies
  • Develop high performance server-side applications to run within Node.js
About

TypeScript is an open source and cross-platform typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript that runs in any browser or any host. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript, to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript applications. Through this three-module learning path, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of TypeScript for building more robust software.

The first module gets you started with TypeScript and helps you understand the basics of TypeScript and automation tools. Get a detailed description of function, generics, callbacks, and promises, and discover the object-oriented features and memory management functionality of TypeScript.

The next module starts by explaining the current challenges when designing and developing an application and how you can solve these challenges by applying the correct design pattern and best practices. You will be introduced to low-level programming concepts to help you write TypeScript code, as well as working with software architecture, best practices, and design aspects.

The final module will help you build a complete single page app with Angular 2, create a neat mobile app using NativeScript, and even build a Pac Man game with TypeScript. As if the fun wasn't enough, you'll also find out how to migrate your legacy codebase from JavaScript to TypeScript.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to take your skills up a notch and develop full-fledged web applications using the latest features of the TypeScript.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Features
  • Learn how to develop modular, scalable, maintainable, and adaptable web applications by taking advantage of TypeScript
  • Explore techniques to use TypeScript alongside other leading tools such as Angular 2, React, and Node.js
  • Focusing on design patterns in TypeScript, this step-by-step guide demonstrates all the important design patterns in practice
Page Count 841
Course Length 25 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781787287594
Date Of Publication 22 Dec 2016

Authors

Remo H. Jansen

Remo H. Jansen lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he works as the managing director of Wolk Software Limited and as a part-time lecturer at CCT College Dublin. Remo is a Microsoft MVP and an active member of the TypeScript community. He is the author of Learning TypeScript 2.x, organizes the Dublin TypeScript and Dublin OSS meetups, writes a blog, and maintains some open source projects on GitHub. Remo is available for conference talks, independent consulting, and corporate training services opportunities.

Vilic Vane

Vilic Vane is a JavaScript engineer with over 8 years of experience in web development. He started following the TypeScript project since it went public, and he’s also a contributor of the project. He is now working at Ruff, a startup company building an IoT platform that runs JavaScript on embedded devices.

Ivo Gabe de Wolff

Ivo Gabe de Wolff has been a freelance developer under the name of ivogabe since 2012 and he is studying mathematics and computing sciences at Utrecht University. When he was eleven, he started programming in Game Maker. Currently, he uses TypeScript on a daily basis. Recently, he has used TypeScript in lots of different environments, including mobile apps, servers, and command-line tools. Now he mainly specializes in NodeJS programming.

Furthermore, he is the author of various open source projects, including gulp-typescript. You can find his projects on github.com/ivogabe. If you want to read more about TypeScript, JavaScript, gulp, or Functional Programming, you can take a look at his blog at dev.ivogabe.com.