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Elia Contini
December 16, 2015


A brief introduction to TypeScript, the superset of JavaScript created by Microsoft to build robust components. Already used by Dojo Toolkit 2, AngularJS 2, Ionic 2 and many more.

Code available at https://github.com/EliaContini/ts-experiments

Elia Contini

December 16, 2015

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