Made another small but important step in the project. I created the package.json file and added dependencies for angular2 for Angular 2 development and jasmine-core, live-server, and concurrently for Jasmine testing. I also created a tsconfig.json and cribbed most of its contents from an example to get TypeScript compiling in the project. As part of the Jasmine installation the typings.json file was created which contains additional Jasmine information.
Lastly, I created app.ts for my app component and app.spec.ts for the app component tests. Both of these files were empty, but they are getting compiled when I run the ‘tsc’ command. I think I’m on the verge of writing my first test.