Microsoft announced the release of TypeScript 1.0 at the Build developer conference, opening the language for community contributions.

TypeScript program manager Jonathan Turner announced the release in a blog post, explaining that TypeScript is available as part of Visual Studio 2013, the Visual Studio Web Express 2013 Spring Update, and as a Node.js package manager.

“TypeScript is now a first-class citizen of Visual Studio, and we’ll continue to invest in both the language and in making Visual Studio a more productive environment for JavaScript and TypeScript development, with IntelliSense, project support, and powerful code navigation features,” Turner wrote.

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This final release comes little over a month after Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2, which brought the TypeScript 1.0 release candidate. TypeScript, Microsoft’s typed superset programming language, is designed to create large-scale JavaScript applications by compiling into cross-platform JavaScript code.

The TypeScript 1.0 source code is available on the language’s website.

For more Build coverage, check out our recap of yesterday’s keynote and the biggest news of the conference thus far.