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2016-01-30

The final feature set of ECMAScript 2016 (ES7)


Check out my new book (free online): “Exploring ES2016 and ES2017”.


We always knew that ECMAScript 2016 (ES2016) would be a small release. It turns out that it will be very small. Read on for a list of its features and an explanation why that is not a problem.

2016-01-15

2016-01-09

ES6 classes have inner names

This blog post explains that classes have lexical inner names, just like named function expressions.

2016-01-07

Running locally installed npm executables

One nice npm feature is that you can install packages with executables locally. This blog post explains how to run locally installed executables.

2016-01-04

Managing the private data of ES6 classes

This blog post explains four approaches for managing private data for ES6 classes:

  1. Keeping private data in the environment of a class constructor
  2. Marking private properties via a naming convention (e.g. a prefixed underscore)
  3. Keeping private data in WeakMaps
  4. Using symbols as keys for private properties

2016-01-02

Looking back on 2015: six exciting web technologies

In 2015, there was an amazing amount of innovation related to the web platform. The following sections describe six technologies that I find exciting:

  • Electron
  • React Native
  • Progressive web apps
  • Visual studio code
  • Rollup
  • Web Assembly

2016-01-01

My new book: “Setting up ES6”

My latest book is called “Setting up ES6”. It covers the following topics:

  • A cheat sheet for deploying ECMAScript 6
  • Example setups (skeleton projects that you can download from GitHub):
    • ES6 in browsers via webpack and Babel
    • ES6 in Node.js via Babel (compiled dynamically or statically)
  • How to configure Babel 6, including a clear explanation of how it interacts with CommonJS modules