It's only been a few months since TypeScript was released on October 1 last year, but I'm pleased to say that my new book 'TypeScript Revealed' is being published on January 23 by Apress. I think my original title, 'A First Look At TypeScript' is a more accurate description of its contents, but there are series titles to be considered :-) It's a modest 100 pages or so and is available in both paper and e-book formats. It covers up to v0.8.1.1.

The book is aimed directly at .NET programmers who've needed to use JavaScript in the past but haven't really gone any further with it. It won't teach you JavaScript from scratch but it will use the C# and VB.NET syntax you're familiar with to introduce the new syntax features that TypeScript adds to JavaScript. It will also help you integrate TypeScript into your existing web and Windows 8 application projects and point you in the right direction of the key discussions and bugs on Codeplex and the community efforts on github.

Here's the full table of contents:

  1. What is TypeScript?
    Covers the need for TypeScript, what it does and doesn't do, and how to install it in Visual Studio, node.js, and Sublime Text
  2. The New Syntax
    Covers the type system, functions (parameter types, overloading and arrow), classes, interfaces, modules and features yet to come. Also notes the refactoring options in Visual Studio.
  3. Working With TypeScript
    Covers the compiler, generating \ sourcing declaration files, integrating TypeScript into your own projects, and how it fits into the development lifecycle.

Apress' official page for the book. Please use this link to submit any errata for this book.

I've also started a Facebook page for the book containing any new TypeScript articles and links.

Buy it on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes and Noble, and Book Depository (UK)