Rachel Appel

Biography

Rachel currently works for Microsoft, as a content developer for ASP.NET Docs. She has been in the business of creating software for over 25 years, and is an author, mentor, and speaker at top industry conferences such as //BUILD, VSLive!, DevConnections, Øredev, NDC and SDD. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel’s expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, specifically ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. Her hobbies include science, AI, reading, languages, and travel.

Session: Write Object-Oriented JavaScript with TypeScript

TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to JavaScript. It’s a free cross-platform, cross-browser, open source language that enables developers to build large scale enterprise applications with JavaScript. TypeScript is built so that developers can easily learn the language, and that tools can easily work with it as well. If you’re writing mission critical or large scale web apps, and need JavaScript, then TypeScript can work for you. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of organizing and writing a web app using TypeScript so you can get started building large web apps today.