TypeScript

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TypeScript is a superset of ES6, which means all ES6 features are part of TypeScript, but not all TypeScript features are part of ES6. Consequently, TypeScript must be transpiled into ES5 to run in most browsers.

One of TypeScript’s primary features is the addition of type information, hence the name. This type information can help make JavaScript programs more predictable and easier to reason about.

Types let developers write more explicit “contracts”. In other words, things like function signatures are more explicit.

Without TS:

function add(a, b) {

return a + b;

}

add(1, 3);   // 4

add(1, ‘3’); // ’13’

With TS:

function add(a: number, b: number) {

return a + b;

}

add(1, 3);   // 4

// compiler error before JS is even produced

add(1, ‘3’); // ’13’

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