Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


  • Forum 10 + 11

In the recent years JavaScript went from a language for adding small front-end capabilities to the center-piece of every webproject and beyond. Now many projects face the reality of undeterminism during compile-time. This prevents JavaScript projects from scaling as well for big projects as statically typed languages. TypeScript offers a way around this problem by introducing annotations that can optionally be used in any JavaScript code. Another advantage is that TypeScript generates JavaScript again, which can target various ECMAScript standards. In the end we can finally use ECMAScript 6 constructs without worrying about feature adoption. The main focus of this talk will be placed around the important question: Why (and when) is writing TypeScript so much better than just writing plain JavaScript?