Microsoft emphasizes JavaScript tools, libraries in TypeScript 2.0

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Microsoft is now shipping TypeScript 2.0, an upgrade to the company’s typed superset of JavaScript. It can be downloaded for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, accessed by NuGet, used with with Visual Studio Code, or installed via NPM.

Version 2.0 focuses on developer productivity, alignment with the ECMAscript standard underlying JavaScript, and support for JavaScript libraries and tools, the TypeScript team said.

Compiling to JavaScript and now serving as the underpinning of Google’s Angular 2 JavaScript framework, TypeScript features the same syntax and semantics familiar to JavaScript developers, but also offers types.  It is part of a roster of JavaScript alternatives, such as CoffeeScript, that are seen as easier for developers.

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