Naturally TypeScript is available as a plugin for Visual Studio, but it’s also available via Node.js and it’s open source. Unfortunately the error-checking that is the real time-saver of TypeScript is only available in Visual Studio, so it’s unlikely to make waves outside of the Windows platform.
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