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TypeScript is a language for writing more maintainable JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional types, classes, and modules to JavaScript.
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About TypeScript

class HelloWorld {
  static hello(name = 'World') {
        return `Hello, ${name}!`
    }
}

export default HelloWorld

TypeScript (TS) is a superset of JavaScript (JS), created at Microsoft in response to frustration developing large-scale applictions in JS. In a large JS project, knowing what properties your own objects have, what arguments your functions take (and what type they need to be) can become difficult. Similarly, since there is no ability to intelligently inspect JS code, when you include a package (like from npm), you have to keep the documentation up so you know what methods are available and what arguments they take. TS solves these issues. It is currently an open-source project hosted on Github. It supports tools for any browser as well as Node, for any host, on any OS. TTS compiles to readable, standards-based JavaScript.

TS adds a flexible type system to JS, in addition to interfaces (custom types) and modifying the syntax of some ECMAScript features such as classes. Types are optional and flexible (for example, you can specify an argument is a string OR a number). Types allow tooling available in most code editors that improve the development experience such as code completion and method detection, both in your own code and in packages you use. It supports many upcoming ECMASCript features (such as async/await). TS can be written in OO or functional styles. It is compatible with all existing JS packages. TS transpiles to clean, readable JS.

Try it out at the playground, and stay up to date via the Typescript blog and Twitter account.

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Meet the TypeScript Track mentors

Once you join the TypeScript language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Ryan Boris GitHub

I have written TypeScript as part of various frameworks, open source projects, and profesionally. I've also taught TypeScript via webinar and tutorials that were part of my weekly dev-based webcast. Please feel free to ask me any questions!
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Cody Hoover https://github.com/hoovercj

I got started using typescript to write VS Code extensions such as Power Mode. I now mentor use it daily in my role as a front-end developer and mentor others on my team as we migrate more and more of our codebase to typescript.
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Cedd Burge Blog Posts

I'm a software lead / architect / manager type thing and I have a strong focus on code quality. Typescript has an incredible type system, which helps confidence when refactoring, and allows the IDE (VS Code in my case) to provide more help. It's definitely a step up from Javascript for me, although other opinions are available.
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Aleksander Heintz My blog

I love programming, and do it both professionally and as a hobby. At work I do most javascript and typescript, but I've also done a lot of F# and C#.
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Tyll Weiß https://github.com/Inkdpixels

I love TypeScript for it's advance in features and type-safety, all while still being close to Javascript. I've written and maintained quite a bit of TypeScript projects, both personally and professionally.
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Brenton Alker https://github.com/tekerson

As a believer in the communicative power of type systems, I think TypeScript has an opportunity to bring lessons learned in other communities to the world of front-end web development.
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Community-sourced TypeScript exercises

These are a few of the 87 exercises on the TypeScript track. You can see all the exercises here.

Hello World
easy
optional values
strings
text formatting
Binary Search Tree
medium
algorithms
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
recursion
ETL
easy
control flow loops
integers
maps
transforming
Scrabble Score
medium
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
maps
strings
Gigasecond
easy
time
Accumulate
medium
algorithms
callbacks
control flow conditionals
lists
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Meet the TypeScript Track maintainers

The TypeScript Maintainers are the brains behind the TypeScript Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Dave Sudia

I'm a career-changer from education, and I used Exercism to reinforce my skills as I made the switch. I love TypeScript for the flexibility of JS with the consistency of strongly typed languages. Maintaining the TS track has grown my appreciation for the language.
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Cristian Rivas Gómez

I am a Software Engineering student from San Sebastian. I enjoy a lot reading about topics related to Java, software maintainability and web technologies. My love for TypeScript began developing web apps with Angular framework.
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Derk-Jan Karrenbeld My website

All-round programmer, manager and owner of a Dutch software agency specializing in bespoke and tailored code.

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