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New Kid For Father Of C#

Anders Hejlsberg, among the creators of C# and a technical fellow at Microsoft, introduced the new language in a keynote session on Wednesday.

The TypeScript compiler is itself implemented in TypeScript, which compiles to plain JavaScript, he said. "Any JavaScript code is also valid TypeScript code. It works with all the JavaScript libraries that are out there. When it compiles, it's the same idiomatic JavaScript you would have written, ... and the final code runs on any browser, on any host and on any OS."

The compiler and language are open source. JavaScript was introduced by Netscape as LiveScript in 1995 and has since become a de facto standard for building platform-neutral browser apps.

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