ECMAScript 6 – The “new” JavaScript you can use today


ES6 was finalized in June and the new features are being added to the browsers and platforms we all use every day.  Of course, this brings about a new era of compatibility, feature detection, and things for you to learn to stay on top of JavaScript!

First, let’s take a look at the new features and what you might use to make your JavaScript development easier.  There will be cheers, and there will be jeers!  Then we’ll take a look at the current state of implementation, including the various ways you can use it today.  You can learn plenty about how today’s JavaScript really works by studying the changes that were proposed and ratified for ES6!

Chris Gomez

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 19 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA. However, in his free time, you’ll find Chris playing the latest games on his Xbox 360 or Windows Phone 7.