TypeScript, JavaScript and Dart

TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to idiomatic (normal) JavaScript, is designed to make it easier to write cross-platform, application scale, JavaScript that runs in any browser or in any host. It was announced recently while Anders Hejlsberg and other key members of the TypeScript team were attending and speaking at the goto conference (an excellent cross-platform developer event!).

Google’s V8 and Dart chief architect Lars Bak also happened to be at the event (he’s currently leading the Dart team full time). Anders and Lars talk candidly about TypeScript, JavaScript and Dart.