Introduction to Typescript

Somewhere around 2014, I was given a responsibility to migrate an existing Flex based application to HTML 5. Indeed this was needed for one of our flagship product. Flex days were over and to remain competitive in the market, the migration process was very critical. While we reached a conclusion of selecting UI frameworks (partially based on the experience of another group), I was a bit skeptical about using JavaScript for this huge project. The reason for my confusion was primarily because of its dynamic type nature. Things tend to get ugly soon with the rise in project size. I stumbled upon two more options with a little bit of a research – Typescript, and CoffeeScript.