Web European Conference 2015 - Slides and Code

Here are the slides of my session: ‘TypeScript - the JavaScript developer best friend’: TypeScript . the JavaScript developer best friend! from Alessandro Giorgetti The source code can be found at this GitHub repository: GitHub AngularConf2015 cya next

Web European Conference 2015 - personal thoughts

The Web European Conference 2015 is over. I’m on my way back home and I’m writing these lines; not knowing when, in the next few days, I’ll publish this post… not too late I hope. I’m doing it right now to capture the moment and not let the feeling fade away; it has been a great experience, I had the chance to meet some very cool guys and see some friends of old again. I had the chance to see a natural born showman like Scott Hansleman open up the conference with his keynote, and I learned a lot on...

Using TypeScript with Gulp

Gulp is a task runner that works on top of Node.js. As a prerequisite you should have Node.js already installed on your system. Once you have Node.js installed (it will also install ‘npm’ - Node Package Manager), you can open a console prompt and install Gulp globally: npm install gulp -g Installing it globally is a requirement for some IDE and editors like Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Code, other IDEs - like Visual Studio 2015 - can operate with private copies. The next step is to initialize npm for the new project, so head to the project’s root...

TypeScript command-line Compiler

Let’s have another introductory post on TypeScript. This time it’s the command-line Compiler turn. If you use a fully featured IDE with TypeScript support - like Visual Studio 2013+ - you will probably do not have to worry about the command-line compiler. It’s nonetheless usefull to have an overview on some of its basic functionalities; it can come in handy when you do not have an IDE available or just to automate some tasks with a task runner. Compile a single file: tsc app.ts Generates app.js. Compile multiple files tsc file1.ts file2.ts, file 3.ts Multiple .js files will be created....

Setup TypeScript

Prerequisites Node and NPM have to be installed, so navigate to NodeJs official website and grab the installer best suited for your system. To test if it’s installed and if it work you can open your command prompt(or bash or whatever you use) and type these two commands: node -v npm -v both will show the version number of the installed Node and NPM. Installing TypeScript To install TypeScript open a command pront and type: npm install -g typescript The -g option will install the package globally, so that the ocmpiler can be used in any project. To test if...

Speaking at the Web European Conference 2015

The date is approaching (September 26, 2015) and I didn’t yet made a blog post bragging about being one of the speaker at the Web European Conference 2015 in Milan (Italy). Bad, very bad! It’s time to tell the world! Do You live in Europe (in Italy)? You cannot miss this one! Look at the Speakers, look at the Agenda: a 4 tracks conference all focused on web development and related technologies. I will have the priviledge to be part of this event as a speaker, and I’ll talk about TypeScript (a relatively new player on the web development scene)....