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Learn TypeScript with online courses and programs

Do you need a tool to write safer, more maintainable JavaScript code? Learn TypeScript with online courses delivered through edX.

What is TypeScript?

TypeScript is a statically typed programming language that extends JavaScript, adding a layer of static type checking to enhance code reliability and maintainability. It allows developers to explicitly specify data types for variables, function parameters, and return values, catching type-related errors during development rather than at runtime. This leads to more robust, bug-resistant code, especially in large-scale projects.

TypeScript supports object-oriented programming concepts like classes and interfaces, making it easier to build complex software systems. It is also compatible with JavaScript, allowing developers to gradually introduce it into existing JavaScript projects.

Major libraries and frameworks, such as Angular and React, offer TypeScript support. The language offers a balance between the flexibility of JavaScript and the safety of static typing, thereby enhancing productivity and code quality in modern software development.Footnote 1

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TypeScript course curriculum

TypeScript courses can help learners create robust, type-safe applications and understand how to integrate TypeScript into various web development scenarios. The courses can cover subjects such as:

  • Introduction to the language: Delve into TypeScript and its relationship with JavaScript, as well as how to set up a TypeScript development environment.

  • Type annotations and type inference: Explore how to declare and use data types for variables, function parameters, and return values.

  • Functions and classes: Examine how to create and use functions and classes, and learn how to identify and handle common type-related errors.

  • Coding conventions: Discover best practices for writing clean and maintainable TypeScript code, and explore how common design patterns apply to TypeScript.

Learning about how to use this tool can supplement your knowledge of computer languages and programming. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Why learn TypeScript?

Being able to write clean, maintainable code and work effectively with TypeScript’s features and tools can open up a variety of career opportunities such as:

  • Front-end developer: Uses TypeScript, along with HTML and CSS, to build user interfaces and web applications.

  • Full-stack developer: Works on both the front-end and back-end of web applications and may use TypeScript for building the front-end and Node.js with TypeScript for the back-end.

  • TypeScript engineer: Specializes in using TypeScript to build scalable and maintainable software systems.

  • Software developer: Works on a wide range of projects, from web applications to desktop applications and even mobile app development.

  • TypeScript consultant or trainer: Provides consulting services to organizations looking to adopt TypeScript in their development processes, or offers training and workshops to help teams and developers upskill in TypeScript.

Are you ready to grow your professional skills by leveraging TypeScript? Jumpstart your professional development with online courses offered through edX.

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