Microsoft Releases TypeScript 1.0 RC And Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

Back in 2012, Microsoft announced a new programming language called TypeScript in order to get JavaScript development to scale. JavaScript was originally introduced as a client-side scripting language for web pages limited to its Document Object Model (DOM). TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. Microsoft is actively evolving this new language since its release and yesterday released TypeScript 1.0 RC to the general public.

Today’s TypeScript 1.0 RC release marks an important step on the path to 1.0. We are also now adding TypeScript support into the Visual Studio 2013 product, starting with Update 2.

TypeScript has been a hit with developers both inside and outside Microsoft as it’s developed toward 1.0 over the last 18 months. Optional static typing, rich IDE features, and support for classes and modules provide foundations for robust software development for JavaScript developers.

TypeScript is today being used to build products all over Microsoft, including Visual Studio Online, XBox Music and Video, parts of Bing, and the IE11 Developer Tools. Outside of Microsoft, TypeScript is being used in projects like Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite. The open source community around TypeScript has developed great projects like IDE support for TypeScript in Eclipse and the DefinitelyTyped repository of JavaScript library typings for all of the most popular JavaScript libraries.

Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2, a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013 RC. You can see full details in the release notes.

Read more about it here.