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How to use TypeScript in a Functions (serverless) Project

I’m getting familiar with the new Functions offering and I see a variety of languages supported. Since my project is heavily typed, I would like to use TypeScript instead of vanilla JavaScript. I cannot find any example projects.

Is this even possible or with how Functions are build, it can only be JavaScript within the repo that will be tied to “Apps” for production use?


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Currently I’m using in a “hacky” way, it’s not ideal, but works… My build script on package.js is:

npm install typescript && tsc my_script.ts && npm remove typescript

Hey @kisonay,

I don’t think that this is possible as of the time being.

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.