A Comprehensive Guide to TypeScript: Introduction, Installation, and Running Code
What is TypeScript?
Step 1: Install Node.js
- TypeScript requires Node.js, so make sure you have it installed on your system.
- You can download and install the latest version of Node.js from the official website: https://nodejs.org
Step 2: Install TypeScript
- Once you have Node.js installed, open your command prompt or terminal.
- Run the following command to install TypeScript globally on your system:
npm install -g typescript
- This command will download and install the latest version of TypeScript from the npm registry.
Step 3: Verify the Installation
- After the installation is complete, you can verify it by running the following command:
- This command will display the installed TypeScript version if the installation was successful.
Step 4: Configuration
- Create a
tsconfig.jsonfile in the root directory of your TypeScript project.
- This file contains the configuration settings for TypeScript.
- You can generate a basic
tsconfig.jsonfile using the following command:
- This command will create a
tsconfig.jsonfile with default settings.
Step 5: Customize Configuration (Optional)
- Open the
tsconfig.jsonfile and modify the configuration options according to your project’s needs.
- You can specify the target ECMAScript version, output directory, module system, and other settings in this file.
That’s it! TypeScript is now installed and configured on your system. You can start writing TypeScript code in
tsc command. Here are the steps to run a TypeScript file:
- Open a command prompt or terminal window.
- Navigate to the directory where your TypeScript file is located.
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