1 day ago, vesuvius wrote
Yes it will be out just about a year after Visual Studio 2012.
No announcements from the C# Team or whether TypeScript will be a part of Visual Studio? What of Roslyn and the usual announcements for Client and Web based development stacks like WPF or ASP.NET? I feel things have changed direction at Microsoft in the last few months, but I can't quite figure out what it is.
The lack of news is not an indication of a change of direction. But sure, the only constant is change, to quote a cliche.
There's already a VS plug-in for TypeScript, so that's kind of a non-issue.
Roslyn must be a large undertaking and besides large language infrastructure developments, the development team also has to catch up with the latest C# and VB language developments, so patience is in order here.
Besides Roslyn, we know of a spin-off version of C# being used in an incubation project which appears to have significant scale - but is still under wraps. This might be a "change of direction" when or if it materializes, in terms of new API's using new language features. One wonders if this language is also bootstrapped and has a compiler written in itself a la Roslyn.
Some form of NIITL (Not Invented In This Language) is inevitable and probably even desirable insofar as the language has features that provide desirable properties.