ESCMAScript 6: Get Ready For The Future

For a long time I was very reluctant to invest my time into learning about ECMAScript 6. The spec was ongoing substantial and frequent changes and the lack of browser support meant that I was unable to use any of it in real projects. But finally, after years of work, the spec if almost done and Firefox, Chrome and node.js allow you to play with selected parts of the next version of the JavaScript standard today. The talk I gave at JsDay 2013 in Verona gives a sneak peek into upcoming features of ES6 that will change you write JavaScript.

The changes are plentiful and in the talk I focused on let and const keywords, “fat arrow” functions, built-in syntax for classes and modules and few syntactic improvements.