2015-04-13

New number and Math features in ES6

This blog post describes the new number and Math features of ECMAScript 6.

2015-04-08

Deploying ECMAScript 6

This blog post describes the options you have for deploying ECMAScript 6 in current JavaScript environments. It is selective w.r.t. the amount of tools it covers. If you want a comprehensive list of tools, I suggest you look at Addy Osmani’s “ECMAScript 6 Tools”.

Consult the blog post “Using ECMAScript 6 today” for an overview of ES6 features.

2015-04-05

Using transpiled ES6 on Node.js

This blog post explains how to use ES6 on Node.js by transpiling it to ES5 via Babel.

A previous blog post showed how to dynamically transpile ES6 at runtime (also via Babel). That is more convenient and should work for most projects, but occasionally you may want a simpler and faster setup for your runtime environment.

2015-04-02

Writing client-side ES6 with webpack

webpack is a client-side module builder and module loader. This blog post shows you how to write ECMAScript 6 code with it.

The code shown here is on GitHub, in the project webpack-es6-demo.

2015-03-30

ES6 generators in depth

This blog post is part of a series on iteration in ES6:

  1. Iterables and iterators in ECMAScript 6
  2. ES6 generators in depth

Generators, a new feature of ECMAScript 6 [4], are functions that can be paused and resumed. This helps with many applications: iterators, asynchronous programming, etc. This blog post explains how generators work and gives an overview of their applications.

The following GitHub repository contains the example code: generator-examples

2015-03-15

Using the ES6 transpiler Babel on Node.js

This blog post explains how to use the ES6 transpiler Babel with Node.js. You can download the code shown in this post on GitHub. For further information on ECMAScript 6, consult the ebook “Exploring ES6”.

Warning: The approach explained in this post is convenient for experiments and development. But it uses on-the-fly transpilation, which may be too slow for your production code. Then you can transpile as a build step (as explained in the Babel documentation).

2015-03-12

The destructuring algorithm in ECMAScript 6

This blog post looks at destructuring from a different angle: as a recursive matching algorithm. At the end, I’ll use this new knowledge to explain one especially tricky case of destructuring.