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Discussion on: Vanilla.js - Getting Started

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David R.

Enjoyed the clean walk trough vanilla JS. I hope and expect this to be the beginning of a great series. ;)

Can you give some hints on the .ts to es5 .js reference? Can we easily "transpile" this without any syntactic sugar with plain js as input code?

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Jeremy Likness ⚡️ Author

You can. I'll be posting a follow-up article on this, but in general, the steps are:

  1. Write modern JavaScript
  2. Rename from .js to .ts
  3. Compile with ES5 as your target

For smaller snippets of code, like the JavaScript I wrote for my blog search engine, I go to typescriptlang.com and simply paste it in the "playground".