TypeScript: JavaScript + Types = Awesome Developer Productivity - Type Annotations

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The Mastering the Arcane Art of JavaScript-mancy series are my humble attempt at bringing my love for JavaScript to all other C# developers that haven’t yet discovered how awesome this language and its whole ecosystem are. These articles are excerpts of the super duper awesome JavaScript-Mancy book a compendium of all things JavaScript for C# developers.

Type annotations are TypeScript’s bread and butter and provide yet a new level of meta-programming in JavaScript: type meta-programming. Type annotations give you the ability to create a better developer experience for you and your team by ways of shorter feedback loops, compile time errors and API discoverability.

TypeScript: JavaScript + Types = Awesome Developer Productivity - Cool TypeScript Features

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The Mastering the Arcane Art of JavaScript-mancy series are my humble attempt at bringing my love for JavaScript to all other C# developers that haven’t yet discovered how awesome this language and its whole ecosystem are. These articles are excerpts of the super duper awesome JavaScript-Mancy book a compendium of all things JavaScript for C# developers.

In this part of the series we setup a basic TypeScript project and learn some of the cool features in TypeScript that can improve your life as a developer and enhance the code that you produce. Go forth!

TypeScript: JavaScript + Types = Awesome Developer Productivity

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The Mastering the Arcane Art of JavaScript-mancy series are my humble attempt at bringing my love for JavaScript to all other C# developers that haven’t yet discovered how awesome this language and its whole ecosystem are. These articles are excerpts of the super duper awesome JavaScript-Mancy book a compendium of all things JavaScript for C# developers.

TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds type annotations and, thus, static typing on top of JavaScript.

If you are a C# or Java developer you’ll feel right at home writing TypeScript. If you are a JavaScript developer or have a background in dynamic programming languages you’ll encounter a slightly more verbose version of JavaScript that results in a safer and better developer experience. Either way, you’ll be happy to know that everything you’ve learned about JavaScript thus far also applies to TypeScript, that is, any JavaScript is valid TypeScript.

From Idea to Reality in Under 50 Minutes (Mostly) With Angular and Firebase Part IV - Making Baby-Gotchi a Progressive Web App

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This is the fourth and final part of the super series on Angular and Firebase. If you missed any of the first, second or third parts then I encourage you to take a look!

From Idea To Reality wit Angular And Firebase

Welcome back!

For the last article of this series we’re going to do something really cool, we’re going to transform baby-gotchi into a Progressive Web App.

Progressive Web What?

Progressive Web Apps or PWAs are next generation user experiences for the web. They bring all the awesome stuff we’ve come to learn and love with native apps like great performance, offline capabilities and push notifications while keeping the best characteristics of the web: its infinite reach, low-friction and openness.

Sounds interesting? Then let’s build a PWA!

From Idea to Reality in Under 50 Minutes (Mostly) With Angular and Firebase Part III - Firebase Cloud Functions

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This is the third part of the super series on Angular and Firebase. If you missed any of the first or second parts then I encourage you to take a look!

Hi! Hello! Hola! Gooood day! Welcome back to the Angular and Firebase series that helps you bring your most cherished and coolest ideas to life!

From Idea To Reality wit Angular And Firebase

In the last part of the series we built baby-gotchi, a web application that helps you become a better dad by taking care of a fictional baby:

From Idea To Reality with Angular And Firebase - Baby Component Complete

We used the super duper awesome Angular cli to bootstrap our app, scaffold our components, services and pipes, and to build our app ready for production. We also took advantage of Firebase Realtime database and AngularFire2 to store and sync our data across all of our clients. Finally we used Firebase Hosting and the Firebase cli to deploy our app into the cloud and made it available for the world to use.

In baby-gotchi, a parent can give birth to a child and then take care of her: feed her when She’s hungry, cuddle her when She’s in need of some love, etc. You can also play God, control the baby and make her feel hungry or sleepy. But it’d be much cooler and more reflective of reality (and it’d be better for your soul) if the status of the baby changed over time by itself. That is, as time passed, the baby would be feeling hungrier, more sleepy, more in need of cuddles on her own terms, just like a regular baby.

So that’s what we are going to do! In this part of the series, we’ll learn how to use Firebase Cloud Functions to implement that functionality, a baby lifecycle that will update all of the baby status indicators: sleepiness, shittiness, hunger and life as time goes by.

Let’s get started!