Couple super basic Typescript questions from a newbie: how to compile and how to start learning

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  • parcel

    The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

    Assuming you’re familiar with node and your package manager of choice, I’d recommend looking at parcel. It will let you serve vanilla HTML, CSS, and TS files to a local dev server just like you would normally with vanilla JS.

  • gts

    ☂️ TypeScript style guide, formatter, and linter.

    If you want to write apps that run on Node.js I would suggest using Google’s TypeScript style guide. You can start using it by simply running npx gts init. I’d suggest that you start with this and run your apps using ts-node/ts-node-dev because it does not require an extra build step.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • ts-node

    TypeScript execution and REPL for node.js

    If you want to write apps that run on Node.js I would suggest using Google’s TypeScript style guide. You can start using it by simply running npx gts init. I’d suggest that you start with this and run your apps using ts-node/ts-node-dev because it does not require an extra build step.

  • If you want to write apps that run on Node.js I would suggest using Google’s TypeScript style guide. You can start using it by simply running npx gts init. I’d suggest that you start with this and run your apps using ts-node/ts-node-dev because it does not require an extra build step.

  • core

    Online IDE powered by Visual Studio Code ⚡️ (by stackblitz)

    I think one of easiest ways to get started and play around with it is to open up a new project on StackBlitz (TypeScript or React w/ TypeScript). It gives you a live TypeScript project with intellisense and everything and you can see the changes compiled as you type.

  • Sonar

    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

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