Microsoft pursues JavaScript developers with TypeScript 1.8

The latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset features module augmentation, faster compilation, and control flow analysis

Microsoft has made TypeScript 1.8 available and is hoping to entice developers to migrate their JavaScript projects.

In version 1.8, .js JavaScript files now can output to .tsc, accessing the TypeScript compiler and allowing developers to convert JavaScript to TypeScript. "The TypeScript compiler checks the input .js files for syntax errors, and emits valid output based on the --target and --module flags," the release notes state. "The output can be combined with other .ts (TypeScript) files as well."

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