Author: Dan Maharry
Audience: .NET developers
Reviewer: Mike James
If the book is talking to any specific group it is to .NET programmers looking to find C# features in TypeScript.
The chapter also introduces the addons for Visual Studio and other ways of using TypeScript via simple editors, Node.js and so on. Surprisingly little is made of the real advantage of TypeScript which is IntelliSense and completion with type inference. This is almost worth more than the syntax modification introduced by TypeScript.
Chapter 3 is a short round-out that explains how to actually get things done with TypeScript. This is mostly about how to use the compiler to get various jobs done.
So at the end of the book what have you learned?
So if you are converting to TypeScript from a strongly-typed, class-based language then this book will tell you mostly what you you already know or could find out from the documentation fairly quickly. Even so, you might want a copy to gather it all into one easy to carry format.