TypeScript 2.1 introduces improved features

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Microsoft today released TypeScript 2.1, introducing a handful of improvements. The new release is an update to TypeScript 2.0, so it doesn’t introduce a lot of major new features but it still adds some pretty nice improvements.

With TypeScript 2.1, Microsoft is introducing a smarter interface, async functions, and more. In a blog post, the company stated:

This release comes with features that we think will drastically reduce the friction of starting new projects, make the type-checker much more powerful, and give you the tools to write much more expressive code.

We’ve written previously about some great new things 2.1 has in store, including downlevel async/await and significantly improved inference, in our announcement for TypeScript 2.1 RC, but here’s a bit more about what’s new in 2.1.

You can get more info about TypeScript 2.1 here, and download it with npm.

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