Could we use TypeScript on backend and how?

Technology CommunityCategory: TypeScriptCould we use TypeScript on backend and how?
VietMX Staff asked 3 years ago

Typescript doesn’t only work for browser or frontend code, you can also choose to write your backend applications. For example you could choose Node.js and have some additional type safety and the other abstraction that the language brings.

  1. Install the default Typescript compiler
npm i -g typescript
  1. The TypeScript compiler takes options in the shape of a tsconfig.json file that determines where to put built files and in general is pretty similar to a babel or webpack config.
  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es5",
    "module": "commonjs",
    "declaration": true,
    "outDir": "build"
  1. Compile ts files
  1. Run
node build/index.js