Thursday, 22 September 2016

Final project for DEV201x Introduction to TypeScript on

I have just now completed the course on typescript1 available at edX2.

The good part about the course is that it is a decent introduction into TypeScript, and also provides information on why typescript was invented in the first place. However, that is basically all it is. To become adept at TypeScript, besides knowing TypeScript, it is essential to have a pretty good grasp of JavaScript.

It was a good course, and helped me a lot, but it is a small course indeed.

edX vs. Coursera

This is also the first time that I got to try edX2 as I previously only had experience with Coursera3. I don't think it is fair to compare the two, as it very much depends on which course you take. I do think the web interface of edX, in total, could use a little more polishing up, as some of the user interface quirks were hard to understand.

Coursera, I think, is a bit more polished and provides a better experience.

Final Project

The Final Project consisted of a small web application that displays information regarding Painters. I basically did the bare minimum, as I find it hard to find the time to do anything constructive after working hours. (What with life and everything).

What helps is the little IDE provided for free by Microsoft called Visual Studio Code4.

The animated gif below shows the user interface of the little web application written in TypeScript5.

Click on it for a bigger and better view.


1. Microsoft: DEV201x Introduction to TypeScript
2. edX | Free online courses from the world's best universities
3. Coursera : Online Courses From Top Universities
4. Microsoft - Visual Studio Code
5. Typescript Language

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