TouchDevelop: A touch-first IDE for the Web created with TypeScript

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 16:30
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Michal Moskal, Ph.D. (Microsoft Research)

TouchDevelop is a novel, touch-first IDE originally written as a Windows Phone 7 app using C# and XAML. TouchDevelop lets you create WP7, Win8 and Web-apps directly on your phone, tablet, or desktop. I am going to tell you a bit about TouchDevelop itself and how we built it using TypeScript - a dialect of JavaScript with a static type system recently released by Microsoft.


Michał Moskal works at Microsoft Research in Redmond on software
verification, automated theorem proving, and programming languages. In
late 2009, Michał joined Microsoft Research Redmond. In late 2010,
Nikolai Tillmann and Michał have started TouchDevelop—an effort to
create an integrated development environment for writing programs on the
phone for the phone. Michal has a PhD from the University of Wrocław in