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Pro TypeScript by Steve Fenton

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CHAPTER 4

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Understanding the Runtime

The difference between a bad programmer and a good programmer is understanding. That is, bad programmers don’t understand what they are doing and good programmers do.

—Max Kanat-Alexander

Once your TypeScript program has been compiled to plain JavaScript, you can run it anywhere. JavaScript happily runs in a browser or on a server; you just have to bear in mind that the available features differ depending on where the code runs. This chapter explains some of the differences you will encounter between browser and server runtimes and also explains some important concepts that are common to all runtimes, such ...

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