From picking properties from an interface to removing falsy values, this collection is packed with useful snippets for all Typescript developers.

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Typescript can be challenging and getting used to the intricacies of adding typing to traditional JavaScript can be quite confusing. This collection is aimed at helping you perform common TypeScript and JavaScript operations using typing and will be useful for all developer levels from beginners to advanced.

Pick properties from interface

Tags: typescript,  pick

Construct a new type based on partial properties of an interface.

interface MyInterface {
  id: number;
  name: string;
  properties: string[];

type MyShortType = Pick;

Related links:

  1. https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/utility-types.html
  2. https://www.becomebetterprogrammer.com/typescript-pick-type/

Omit properties from interface

Tags: typescript,  omit

Exclude properties from a given interface.

interface MyInterface {
  id: number;
  name: string;
  properties: string[];

type MyShortType = Omit;

Related links:

  1. https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/utility-types.html
  2. https://mariusschulz.com/blog/the-omit-helper-type-in-typescript

Get Value

Tags: typescript,  get value

Get value of an object with an interface.

interface MyInterface {
  id: number;
  name: string;
  properties: string[];

const myObject: MyInterface = {
  id: 1,
  name: 'foo',
  properties: ['a', 'b', 'c']

function getValue(value: keyof MyInterface) {
  return myObject[value];

getValue('id'); // 1

Related links:

  1. https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/2/keyof-types.html

Store record as a string with interface

Tags: typescript,  record

Map a string key to a custom interface in an object.

const myTypedObject: Record = {
  first: {...},
  second: {...},

Related links:

  1. https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/utility-types.html
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51936369/what-is-the-record-type-in-typescript
  3. https://betterprogramming.pub/typescripts-record-type-explained-691372b1a449

Check if collection elements are true

Tags: typescript,  every, collection

Returns true if all elements in a collection are true.

const all = (arr: T[], fn: (t: T) => boolean = Boolean) => arr.every(fn);

Related links:

  1. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Array/every
  2. https://www.tutorialspoint.com/typescript/typescript_array_every.htm

Check if at least one element passes function

Tags: typescript,  some

Tests whether at least one element in the array passes the test implemented by a provided function.

const some = (arr: T[], fn: (t: T) => boolean = Boolean) => arr.some(fn);

Related links:

  1. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Array/some
  2. https://www.tutorialspoint.com/typescript/typescript_array_some.htm

Remove falsy values

Tags: typescript,  filter, compact

Removes falsy values from an array.

const compact = (arr: any[]) => arr.filter(Boolean);

Related links:

  1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32906887/remove-all-falsy-values-from-an-array
  2. https://bobbyhadz.com/blog/typescript-remove-null-from-array

Delay async executions

Tags: typescript,  async, setTimeout

Turns setTimeout into a promise that can be used asynchronously.

const timeoutPromise: (duration: number) => Promise = (duration: number): Promise => new Promise(resolver => setTimeout(resolver, duration));

Related links:

  1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33289726/combination-of-async-function-await-settimeout
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51200626/using-a-settimeout-in-a-async-function
  3. https://dev.to/bbarbour/making-settimeout-async-friendly-50je

Function composition

Tags: typescript,  composition

Performs left to right function composition.

const compose = (...fns: Func[]) => {
	fns.reduce((f, g) => (...args: any[]) => f(...castArray(g(...args))));

Related links:

  1. https://www.educative.io/answers/function-composition-in-javascript
  2. https://jrsinclair.com/articles/2022/javascript-function-composition-whats-the-big-deal/


Tags: typescript, debounce

Delays invoking a provided function at least since specified milliseconds have elapsed.

const debounce = (fn: Function, ms = 300) => {
	let timeoutId: ReturnType;
  return function (this: any, ...args: any[]) {
    timeoutId = setTimeout(() => fn.apply(this, args), ms);

Related links:

  1. https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/javascript-debounce-example/
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59104425/typescript-debounce-function-not-calling-function-passed-as-parameter

Deep Clone

Tags: typescript,  clone, deep clone

Creates a deep clone of an object.

const deepClone = (obj: any) => {
	if (obj === null) return null;
  let clone = { ...obj };

	  (key) =>
      (clone[key] = typeof obj[key] === "object" ? deepClone(obj[key]) : obj[key])
	 return Array.isArray(obj) && obj.length
	   ? (clone.length = obj.length) && Array.from(clone)
	   : Array.isArray(obj)
     ? Array.from(obj)
     : clone;

Related links:

  1. https://javascript.plainenglish.io/deep-clone-an-object-and-preserve-its-type-with-typescript-d488c35e5574
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34201483/deep-clone-in-typescript-preserving-types

Find key

Tags: typescript,  find key

Returns the first key that meets a condition specified from passed function.

const findKey = (obj: any, fn: Function) => Object.keys(obj).find((key) => fn(obj[key], key, obj));

Related links:

  1. https://bobbyhadz.com/blog/typescript-object-get-key-by-value
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38292652/typescript-find-key-value-in-object-list-comprehension


Tags: typescript, intersection

Returns a list of elements that exist in both arrays.

const intersection = (a: any[], b: any[]) => {",
  const s = new Set(b);
	return [...new Set(a)].filter((x) => s.has(x));

Related links:

  1. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Set
  2. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Map/has

Is empty

Tags: typescript,  is empty

Checks if a value is an empty object, array, or null.

const isEmpty = (val: any) => val == null || !(Object.keys(val) || val.length;

Related links:

  1. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Object/keys
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19146176/why-do-empty-javascript-arrays-evaluate-to-true-in-conditional-structures


Tags: typescript,  async

Create a promise using typescript with a void return value.

const fetchData = async (): Promise => {
  // ... 

Related links:

  1. https://blog.logrocket.com/async-await-in-typescript/
  2. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Promise

Array to Object

Tags: typescript, array to object

Turns an Array into an Object.

const arrayToObj = (array: T[]): { [k: string]: T } => {
  const out: { [k: string]: T } = {};
  array.forEach((val) => {
    out[val.id] = val;
  return out;

Related links:

  1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50802528/convert-js-array-to-dictionary-hashmap