code-for-a-living September 18, 2021

Level Up: Introduction to TypeScript

In this one-off Level Up session, we’re exploring TypeScript, a popular programming language used for web development. Josh Goldberg, a Staff Frontend Developer at Codecademy, walks us through the basics of TypeScript. We discuss its relationship to JavaScript, how TypeScript is used in real production environments (like Codecademy itself!), how to get involved in the…

In this one-off Level Up session, we’re exploring TypeScript, a popular programming language used for web development. Josh Goldberg, a Staff Frontend Developer at Codecademy, walks us through the basics of TypeScript. We discuss its relationship to JavaScript, how TypeScript is used in real production environments (like Codecademy itself!), how to get involved in the TypeScript community, and much more!

Here are some Stack Overflow questions related to the work we did in today’s session:

What is TypeScript and why would I use it in place of JavaScript

“any” in TypeScript

How to convert a string to a number in TypeScript?

If you want to ask any questions or provide feedback on the lesson, you are welcome to leave a comment on the YouTube recording of this lesson. If you’d like to watch a session live, follow the Codecademy YouTube channel.

Finally, if you want even more TypeScript content, you can sign up for the TypeScript Course that was featured in this video!

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