Microsoft(s msft) is adding yet another langauge — TypeScript — to a roster that already includes Visual Basic, C# and F#. TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, a language originally meant to build web pages. The goal is to bring more enterprise class features to JavaScript, the use of which has exploded among corporate developers.

The reason?  It’s time for the scrappy language to grow up to better support the creation of enterprise applications, according to a blog post by S. Somasegar, corporate VP of Microsoft’s developer division.

Somasegar wrote:

TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that combines type checking and static analysis, explicit interfaces, and best practices into a single language and compiler. By building on JavaScript, TypeScript keeps you close to the runtime you’re targeting while adding only the syntactic sugar necessary to support large applications and large teams. Importantly, TypeScript enables great tooling experiences for JavaScript development…

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