Typescript option soon?


#1

Hey, I have been doing some Typescript and like it MUCH better than JavaScript.
Since it “transpiles” is there any chance it will be an option in AppStudio some time soon ?


#2

It’s possible, but it would take some work. The actual transpilation looks like it will be pretty easy. We’re doing something like that already for the BASIC to JavaScript translation, and there are utilities we could simply plug in.

The work is in creating definition files. Since TypeScript is typed (that’s the whole point of it), any libraries which are used need definition files for all the functions they have. These exist already (Bootstrap), or are coming (jqWidgets), or don’t exist at all (jQuery Mobile).

If you’re interesting in working with us to make this happen, contact me directly.