This is the introduction post for the series Typescript utility types, in plain English.
Utility types in TypeScript are a piece of cake 🍰
Utility types are built-in features that allow you to supercharge your TypeScript code. Think about them as higher-order functions for your type definition.
Some of them allow you to make properties optional, others to pick which properties you want to keep.
By combining them together, you have access to a powerful new toolbox 🧰 to construct better type definitions.
Sounds hard? It is much easier than you think.
In each article, I will give an overview of the utility type and some concrete examples. But most of all, I will keep these articles short and succinct.
Utility types are also a great stepping stone to maximise your TypeScript coding and progress towards advanced topics, such as Generics.
Let's explore TypeScript's utility types together, the easy way. 🤝