Made this here with all the ice on in the booth.
TypeScript’s site gets a major redesign and a “new” logo
old TypeScript logo vs new TypeScript logo
After 6 long years of competing with Webpack for the most unhelpful site, TypeScript has decided to throw in the towel by releasing typescriptlang.org. This was a much-needed overhaul, and includes some helpful new features that we think are particularly noteworthy -
Better docs: One of the team’s biggest goals with the new site was to “make the documentation for TypeScript feel as expansive as its type-system” (which is the most on on-brand way to describe a website I’ve ever seen).
New and improved Playground: The new set of code examples is pretty robust, and it should be especially helpful for those looking to play with TypeScript for the first time.
TSConfig Updates: New, long-form descriptions for each of the 100+ compiler flags and compiler-backed code samples. The TypeScript community has been asking for this for a while.
The bottom line
If you were thinking about learning TypeScript but haven’t gotten around to it, this new site should make it easier than ever to get started. And with TypeScript 4.0 hitting RC last week, new and experienced TS devs should get a lot of value out of the newly updated docs and playground.
Angular releases its first official roadmap
I’m the map
The Angular team is tired of all the feature requests… but they’re too nice to say that. So instead, they published an official Angular Roadmap for the first time last week. Now everyone in the Angular community can get an inside look on what the team is currently working on and what future projects they’re considering.
We read it so you don’t have to, and here are some of the highlights:
The Bottom line
The Angular team said that a major reason for releasing a public roadmap is to “build stronger connections with the Angular community”. A lot of these planned features and improvements seem aimed at trying to expand that community by simplifying the framework and making it more appealing to developers. We’ll see if that helps Angular to regain some of its popularity that has faded in recent years.
We got inspired by the Angular team, so here’s a quick look at our Bytes Newsletter Roadmap:
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