TypeScript 2.0 Release Candidate announced, production version that much closer to release

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For those that are fans of TypeScript, you’ll be happy to know that TypeScript 2.0’s release candidate (or RC) has been released into the wild for people to check out. You can read the technical details on the RC, along with instructions on how to get it, on Microsoft’s blog post right here.

For those of you unfamiliar with TypeScript, it’s a superset of JavaScript that adds things like classes and interfaces to provide more convenience to programmers.┬áThe add-on introduces IntelliSense and auto-complete to your JavaScript coding, doing tons of work to help you catch problems in your code that might have gone unnoticed before. The whole project is maintained through Github, so if you’re looking to make your own additions you’re more than welcome.

Here’s what’s listed in the blog post:

  • Tagged Unions
  • More Literal Types
  • Globs, Includes, and Excludes

Details are posted up in the blog post, going over the nitty-gritty of how coding works with the new additions to TypeScript. If you find anything wrong with this RC, make sure you let the developers know as soon as possible. 2.0 should be going live imminently, and any bugs that aren’t found now are likely going to be staying in there for launch.

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