TypeScript: Making developing JavaScript in Visual Studio 2012 so much more humane!

Have you heard of the TypeScript compiler and the TypeScript for Visual Studio 2012 plugin? Have a look!

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TypeScript is aimed at improving the overall JavaScript development experience.  TypeScript, rather than being a completely new and unfamiliar language, is a superset of the ECMAScript standard.  This allows it to closely interop with JavaScript, letting developers continue using existing JavaScript code and libraries. 

TypeScript provides optional typing, ES6-style classes, modules and interfaces.  Optional typing gives developers a way of getting compile-time error detection and improved tooling (including features like refactor/rename) where they want it, without heavy typing requirements.  The TypeScript class syntax, and module syntax, are directly inspired by the ES6 proposals, and give developers a familiar way to structure large projects. 

Visit the TypeScript main site: http://www.typescriptlang.org

The TypeScript open source developer site: http://typescript.codeplex.com/

TypeScript tutorial: http://www.typescriptlang.org/Tutorial/

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