A Few New Things Coming To JavaScript (ES6)

ECMAScript 6 contains a few new features. Addy Osmani gives a nice overview of things that are about to come:

  • Modules (which can replace the revealing module pattern we’re familiar with) and Module Loader
  • Classes (which merely is some syntactic sugar)
  • Object.observe()
  • Default Parameter Values (again syntactic sugar as we already know how to work around this)
  • Block Scoping
  • Maps and sets
  • Proxies (think PHP’s magic functions __get() and __set())
  • WeakMaps
  • Several API improvements such as Object.is and Array.from

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Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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