Ionic 2: TypeScript vs ECMAScript 6



By Josh Morony

The title of this post, although it describes the intention, might be a little bit confusing. TypeScript and ECMAScript 6 (ES6) are not really two different things battling it out, TypeScript is just an extension of the standard ECMAScript 6 syntax.

If you’ve done any research into what TypeScript is you may have seen it referred to as a “typed superset of JavaScript”, which is a very succinct description but I think it suffers from the typical problem of making things sound more complicated than they are.

Depending on which stats or mathematics courses you took in school and how good your memory is, you may or may not know what a “superset” is. If we have a set of data (A), then a superset (B) of that data would contain everything that is in set A, as well as some more data:

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