In this post, we’ll take a look at what TypeScript is, its key features, and why it has become so widely adopted.
What is TypeScript?
Here are some of the major features TypeScript offers:
- Static typing for safer code and easier debugging
- Object-oriented features like classes, interfaces and generics
- Richer intellisense and autocompletion in editors
- Easier refactoring of large codebases
- Modern ES6+ features compiled down for older browsers
Why TypeScript Has Taken Off
So why has TypeScript taken off so quickly? There are a few key reasons:
First, it has strong backing from Microsoft and is deeply integrated into Visual Studio, VS Code, and other Microsoft products. The tooling support is excellent.
Second, Angular — one of the most popular web frameworks — is written in TypeScript. This provides a killer app that encourages adoption.
Developers at Amity recognized TypeScript’s growing popularity and benefits for scalable development. Knowing it had become essential for modern web applications, Amity provided TypeScript SDKs for integrating Amity Social Cloud’s capabilities. By adhering to strict best practices like immutable data structures, exhaustive typing, and type guards, they produced high-quality SDKs. Companies using Amity’s TypeScript SDKs can be confident the code stands up to industry standards. With Amity’s TypeScript APIs, developers can easily add powerful communication features while benefiting from TypeScript’s scalability and robustness.
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