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  • September 29, 2015

ECMAScript 6, TypeScript, and NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

I'm working with a couple of others on new support in NetBeans IDE for ECMAScript 6. TypeScript is a strict superset of ECMAScript 6 and looks as follows, right now, in the ECMAScript 6 editor that is in progress. Click to enlarge to see the whole context:

A lot of NetBeans users have been asking for support for ECMAScript 6 and TypeScript for quite some time. Since JavaScript is increasingly important to NetBeans, it is likely that there will be official support for ECMAScript 6, the only question is when, in terms of priorities and staffing and so on. Official support for TypeScript might be more difficult to come by in the end and hence the free and open source nature of NetBeans enables developments such as the following to which anyone out there is welcome to join:


Notice several other features relating to TypeScript that are being worked on above. 

Please fork, extend, etc. Let's make this a great new feature for NetBeans IDE together. 

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