Modern TypeScript by Ben Beattie-Hood

posted on 23 January 2024 in programming

This is a book review for Modern TypeScript: A Practical Guide to Accelerate Your Development Velocity by Ben Beattie-Hood. Find it on Amazon here.

Modern TypeScript by Ben Beattie-Hood

In the ever-changing world of programming languages, staying up-to-date is crucial. “Modern TypeScript” by Ben Beattie-Hood stands out as a comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of TypeScript, from the basics of syntax to performance tuning and setting up your environment and tooling correctly. Ben Beattie-Hood dishes out his wealth of knowledge in clear, plain English that’s easy to follow.

This book goes beyond just TypeScript syntax; it delves into why having type-safe code matters. It touches on functional programming and stresses the importance of clean, concise code and fast feedback loops in your tooling.

The code samples in the book are easy to follow and by building up in simple steps, you’ll find yourself grasping deeply complex type solutions that would otherwise be daunting to decipher. “Modern TypeScript” peels back the cover on some advanced TypeScript solutions, giving you the confidence to crack open your node_modules folder and read through your dependent code as if it’s your own.

After reading this book, you’ll walk away with a Batman utility belt of helpers. You’ll understand how built-in utility types like Pick, Partial, and Exclude work, and when to use them. You’ll also learn a safer way to intersect types using ShallowMerge, and you’ll have the skills to adapt examples like JsonOf and UrlParameters to create your own complex type helpers.

Move over StackOverflow; this is a complete, well-structured resource that you’ll find yourself coming back to daily.