Introducing TypeScript 2.0

Track: JavaScript
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Room A404
Time Slot: Thu 2/23, 10:30 AM
Tags: javascript , typescript
Abstract

TypeScript has seen enormous growth over the past year. Across the board developers are falling in love with TypeScript as they find it to be the most productive way to work with JavaScript. With TypeScript 2.0, it only gets better. In this session, we will show how adding TypeScript to existing JavaScript projects is easier than ever. We will dive into the biggest features of the 2.0 release such as non-nullable types, read-only modifiers, and down-level async/await. Finally, we will talk about the future of TypeScript and what you can expect in the coming months. 
 

James Sturtevant

James (@aspenwilder) works for Microsoft where he partners developers to explore the latest technologies.   Prior to Microsoft, he worked in the web development space for 10+ years working with startups and enterprises to improve the way they do business through technology. Recently he has been taking an interest in mobile development as a way to deliver unique experiences.  When he isn’t practicing his software craft James can be found running through the woods, climbing mountains, or hiking with his daughters. 

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