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Already sold on the idea of using TypeScript? See our tutorial on Using TypeScript with Angular 1.
You always have to be cautious when choosing programming tools because they can change quite quickly—projects get abandoned, technologies depreciate and languages become obsolete. With TypeScript, there you shouldn’t have these problems because it is backed by Microsoft (the creator) and Google (Google’s AngularJS 2.0 uses TypeScript). In addition, Microsoft implemented support for TypeScript in Visual Studio and the recently announced Visual Studio Code. Other supporters include JetBrains’ WebStorm web IDE.
In addition, even if every single TypeScript supporter leaves the game, you’ll still be covered because TypeScript is open source (Apache 2.0). If you’re wondering whether the people who created TypeScript are competent enough to create a good programming language, don’t worry—Anders Hejlsberg, the lead architect of C#, was heavily involved in its development.