Mastering TypeScript Book : Coming April 2015

With the amazing growth of the TypeScript language and compiler over the past two years or so, it is surprising that there are relatively few books on the subject.  The books that have appeared to date have done a decent job of explaining the language features, but hardly any have taken that extra step into working closely with a particular JavaScript framework. 

Learning TypeScript is one thing, but learning to write Backbone.js applications with TypeScript is another.  Let alone Angular.js, or ExtJs, or Marionette.js, or require.js, or node.js for that matter. 

Each framework has it’s own peculiarities, syntax, object-creation lifetimes, and compatible libraries.  Some frameworks are able to use TypeScript’s natural language features, like interfaces and inheritance.  Some libraries cannot. 

So we are left with a number of questions:

  • How do we choose between these frameworks ?
  • What are the differences between these frameworks when writing with TypeScript ? 
  • How do we unit test our code within these frameworks ? 
  • How do we implement object-oriented design patterns within these frameworks in TypeScript ? 
  • How do we build Single Page Applications for the web using TypeScript ?
  • How do we write declaration files?
  • How do we use generics ?
  • How do we use modules in node.js and require.js ?
  • Can we use dependency injection in TypeScript ?

Announcing “Mastering TypeScript”

Over the past few months I have been closely working with the PAKT publishing team on their next book in the TypeScript range, named “Mastering TypeScript”. I am pleased to announce that it is scheduled for publishing next month, April 2015.

You can read all about it here : https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/mastering-typescript

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Have fun,

– blorkfish

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