01 - TypeScript: What & Why
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Hello and welcome to “Listen, Learn, and Code”. In this podcast, you can learn coding while doing something else, like having breakfast, or jogging in the park.
The topic for the first few episodes will be the TypeScript programming language. Before we dive into coding, let’s begin with a birds-eye view of what TypeScript is and why you should learn it. So, get ready, and let’s get started!
Here comes a one-sentence explanation of what TypeScript is:
- The first thing is that TypeScript performs a number of checks to make sure you didn’t screw up with your types. These checks analyze your whole program without having to run it. This is called static analysis, or static type checking.
One final argument for learning TypeScript: It is used by the Angular framework, which is currently one of the most important frameworks for web development.
Alright, I hope that this episode has given you a good impression of what TypeScript is and why you should learn it. You can find links about the covered material and about myself in the show notes. Next time, we will jump right in and create our first “Hello World” program in TypeScript. Until then, have a nice day, and hear you in the next episode of “Listen, learn, and code”.