TypeScript Hits 1.0 Milestone
It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.
Microsoft's Jonathan Turner announced 1.0 on the TypeScript blog yesterday. It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC (released yesterday) and Visual Studio Web Express 2013 Spring Update. Developers can also get it as a standalone source package, or as a power tool update for Visual Studio 2012. It's also been provided as an NPM package for cross-platform development.
With the 1.0 release, Turner said TypeScript "is now a first-class citizen of Visual Studio." As part of that promotion, Microsoft is taking pull requests for the TypeScript compiler and language service. The next steps for TypeScript, Turner said, are bug fixes, polishing and improvements to the documentation. Turner promised to work with the developer community on all these aspects. The TypeScript wiki has a page on the process for contributions. Currently, only bug fixes are being accepted. The wiki said that design changes are not being accepted yet.
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