Introduction - TypeScript for Java Developers
This is a free programming book written by the team at CodeAhoy. It’s goal is to introduce TypeScript to Java developers, highlighting differences, similarities and lots of examples.
Why use TypeScript
TypeScript is often used in the development of web applications, particularly with frameworks like Angular and React. It’s commonly used for building complex applications usually on server-side but client-side as well:
- TypeScript’s static typing can help catch errors earlier in the development process, which can be particularly useful when building large-scale server-side applications that need to be reliable and maintainable.
- TypeScript’s support for classes, interfaces, and other object-oriented programming concepts can make it easier to structure and organize code, which can be particularly useful for server-side applications that need to handle a lot of data and business logic.
There are several alternatives to TypeScript, including Flow, CoffeeScript and Dart. However, TypeScript is widely adopted and has a large and active community, making it a popular choice for many developers.