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TypeSearch for @types powered by DefinitelyTyped

Microsoft is making things much easier for TypeScript developer who are using external libraries (who isn’t?).

TypeSearch is a website that allows you to quickly search for the type declaration file for the library that you are using. This is going to be much easier than using $ typings search.

All of the DefinitelyTyped libraries are in a new npm @types/ repository. This is automatically updated via a new tool that the team at Microsoft created, dubbed types-publisher.

Because all of the type declaration files from DefinitelyTyped are now available on npm, installing them is as easy as:

$ npm install --save @types/lodash

From there, import the library as you would normally:

import * as _ from 'lodash';