Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:55 UTC
General Development "Everyone seems to have a replacement for JavaScript - Google even has two. Now Microsoft has revealed that Anders Hejlsberg has been working on a replacement and it has released a preview of TypeScript. TypeScript is open source - Apache 2.0 license - and a superset of JavaScript. As you would expect from a Hejlsberg language it incorporates type checking, interfaces and lots of syntactic sugar."
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Hiev
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2005-09-27

No, MS admits that JavaScript for server site is not an easy task to maintain, Dart is a different languaje from javascript, TypeScript is a superset of javascript (just like c++ is a superset of c), with means, that Javascript is 100% compatible with TypeScript, and adds static typing and many features javascript doesn't have. Besides TypeScripts compiles everything to JavaScript, just like CoffeScript does.

I like the solution, because it comes with the Apache license and is a very well thought.

I'd like for once that these haters read the documentation and statements before making such ignorant comments.

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