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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MollyC
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2006-07-04

TypeScript and Dart try to solve the same problems...

... something smells like NIH here.

PS. I know they market it as statically typed, but it is in reality optionally typed, just like Dart. At least Google is admitting that, whereas MS is all about marketing ... again.


Takes a whole LOT of arrogance (and/or ignorance) to accuse Anders Hejlsberg of being an empty suit.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, he's more of a hired gun than an empty suit. I really do admire him and his skills. The issues I have with .Net are not his fault, but the things I admire about C#/.Net are his doing.

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