In order to use the plug-in, you have to install node.js and install the plugin via the Eclipse update site http://eclipse-update.palantir.com/eclipse-typescript/ . The plug-in is also available from the Eclipse Marketplace.
The plug-in is still beta, but offers a lot of features like
- code completion
- error annotations/markers
- find references
- format code
- highlight matching brace
- open definition
- outline view
- rename refactor
- syntax highlighting
- toggle comments
So most of the important features are already there.
Other interesting features are on the roadmap:
- jsdoc assistance
- search (for a class, interface, etc…)
- type hierarchy
Here you can see the visualization of the type information which was determined using type inferencing:
So finally we have an alternative to using the TypeScript plugin for Visual Studio or WebStorm/IntelliJ.
For it’s early stage, the plug-in looks really promising to me.
Keep up the good work, Palantir!