Posts tagged with "ES6"

ECMA Script version 6 (ES6) is a standardized version of JavaScript that introduces a substantial upgrade and modernization of the JavaScript language. Released in 2015, it includes a number of improvements over the previous JavaScript standards that were in use at the time.

This version of the language introduced many constructs that are highly useful for developers including:

  • Better handling of variable scope and constants
  • Modules
  • Classes
  • Set and Map data types
  • Arrow functions
  • Promises

A bigger list of differences between ECMAScript versions 5 and 6, along with example code can be seen at: http://es6-features.org/

Note that the official name is "ECMAScript 2015 Language" and the full text of the standard is available here

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Associative mappings in language design

We have been working on projects in JavaScript and Python a fair bit lately. In the past we ported a few legacy PHP apps over to newer…

Published on April 23rd, 2018 by Janis Lesinskis.