TypeScript Revealed : v0.8.2 Addenda
The bugger about writing a book on an open source project is that it keeps developing while you are writing, proofing, copyediting and finally printing. This strategy can and does bite you on the arse, and has done me frequently. Two cases spring to mind:
- A book on Microsoft’s .NET My Services, codename Hailstorm back in 2001. FOur of us wrote it in six weeks based on the latest bits in time for PDC, met the deadline and got it published. Then found out as the book went to the show that Microsoft had completely axed the entire project. * A book on the open source wiki software Zope which spent so long trying to catch up with the terrifyingly frequent software releases being made to Zope at the time, that the whole project imploded.
It’s not a surprise that there are already some addenda for ‘TypeScript Revealed [/post/2013/01/16/TypeScript-Revealed-Details.aspx]’. It’s just disappointing that TypeScript v0.8.2 [http://blogs.msdn.com/b/typescript/archive/2013/01/21/announcing-typescript-0-8-2.aspx] was released the same day as the book was and includes a couple of main new features which I would have certainly included were they available at the time.
That said, that’s why I have a facebook page for the book [http://www.facebook.com/typescriptrevealed] so you can check up on links for the latest TypeScript articles and this blog so I can give you the heads up on the new stuff and any new github projects out there I would have included had I known of them at the time.