April 7th Meeting Information

On April 7th, Chris Sutton will talk about TypeScript, which Microsoft calls “a language for application-scale JavaScript”. Microsoft’s commitment to this new abstract language over JavaScript has never been stronger. During an interview at last week’s Build conference, Anders Hejlsberg said that it is in use all over Microsoft. If you code any JavaScript today, you should make yourself aware of this significant new language that can ease some of the pain of JavaScript development.

Topic: An Introduction to TypeScript

Several years ago Anders Hejlsberg, creator of C#, started a new project called TypeScript that would provide a better experience for writing JavaScript and would introduce common constructs like interfaces and classes. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that gets compiled into standard JavaScript and runs on all of your favorite browsers.

We’ll look at the ways it extends JavaScript’s syntax, how it behaves in Visual Studio and how to get started using it.

Speaker Bio:

Chris Sutton is a software developer in Iowa City and typically is working on web related projects. He enjoys hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and gardening.

If you plan on attending our meeting on April 7th, please RSVP.

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