Microsoft has announced a new programing language called TypeScript which is a superset of JavaScript. This announcement was done by S. Somasegar, Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division at Microsoft.

TypeScript is open source and its code source is licenced under Apache 2.0, which can be found on Codeplex. S.Somasegar quoted:

[quote]TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that combines type checking and static analysis, explicit interfaces, and best practices into a single language and compiler. By building on JavaScript, TypeScript keeps you close to the runtime you’re targeting while adding only the syntactic sugar necessary to support large applications and large teams. Importantly, TypeScript enables great tooling experiences for JavaScript development, like those we’ve built for .NET and C++ and continue to innovate on with projects like “Roslyn”. This is true whether you’re writing client-side JavaScript to run on Windows, Internet Explorer, and other browsers and operating systems, or whether you’re writing server-side JavaScript to run on Windows Azure and other servers and clouds.[/quote]

Know more about Microsoft Typescript by watching the video below.

Source: Think Digit