Master TypeScript in 50 Short Lessons
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About The Book
First, the book gently explores TypeScript, from basic ideas to common techniques and advanced strategies. Then, right around the midpoint, we'll take the leap into structural type systems and why they are so useful for your work.
We'll dive into working with types, typing functions, union and intersection types, generics, conditional types and wrap up with thinking in types.
- TypeScript concepts, and how to make sense of them all.
- TypeScript tooling, needed to use the language effectively.
- How to get most out of TypeScript without learning a new language.
- Structural type systems, their semantics, and why they matter.
- Low-maintenance types and how to write types once, and let them grow automatically as code evolves.
- How to bend the type system to make it fit the needs of your projects.
- TypeScript culture and how the language is evolving.
Who is this book for?
If you ever find yourself:
then TypeScript will do right by you.
Table Of Contents
Programming books have a tendency to become outdated very quickly. When Stefan set out to write this book, his most important goal was that it had to be timeless. TypeScript gets at least two major releases a year, so there are new features and changes coming regularly.
That’s why the book focuses on the long-lasting aspects of the type system. You'll understand how TypeScript works, and how to apply new features long after you've turned the last page of this book.
The book is split into 7 chapters.
In this chapter, we want to debunk myths. TypeScript can be so many things, and many people have different views on this programming language that has become so popular in recent years. What is TypeScript actually about? Let’s see what TypeScript has in store for us.
Now that we are acquainted with TypeScript and feel more comfortable using it, it’s time to dig a bit deeper into the eponymous types.
Starting with this chapter, we’ll go deep into TypeScript’s type system. We will learn about the set theory behind TypeScript, and how thinking in unions and intersections will help us get even more comprehensible and clearer type support.
Generics offer us a way to prepare for the unknown. They let us define types that describe a certain piece of the type system where the details are filled out later. This is the land where utility functions and utility types are born.
— Natalie Marleny, Application Engineer
“Stefan Baumgartner’s book finally made me want to use TypeScript. Until now, I didn't understand why I should use TypeScript. Without knowing the core principles, it made things more complicated for me. After reading this book, I know how to use the power of TypeScript to my advantage.”
— Vanessa Böhner, Software Developer and Chapter Leader at Front-End Foxes
“Stefan walks you through everything from basic types to advanced concepts like the
inferkeyword in a clear and easy to understand way. The book is packed with many real world examples and great tips, transforming you into a TypeScript expert by the end of it. Highly recommended read!”
— Marvin Hagemeister, Creator of Preact-Devtools
452 pages. The eBook is already available (PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle). We’ll ship printed copies in November 2020. Written by Stefan Baumgartner. Designed by Rob Draper.
About the Author
Stefan Baumgartner is a software architect based in Austria. He has published online since the late 1990s, writing for Manning, Smashing Magazine, and A List Apart. He organizes ScriptConf, TSConf:EU, and DevOne in Linz, and co-hosts the German-language Working Draft podcast.
- ISBN: 978-3-945749-90-6 (print)
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