Software Practices

TH19 Busy JavaScript Developer's Guide to ECMAScript 6


2:15pm - 3:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations

ECMAScript, better known by its original name JavaScript, has been characterized as the "assembly language of the Web." It owes its widespread dispersal through the innumerable Web browsers installed on end-users/consumers machines (and mobile devices) over the years. In fits and starts, various organizations, corporations and projects have sought to advance the language, but all have met some degree of failure in one sense or another. Finally, with the upcoming ECMA standard for ECMAScript 6 ("Harmony"), there may have been some progress. In this session, you'll look at the proposed changes to ECMAScript/JavaScript, and have a look at what "JavaScript++" will look like–once it finally rolls out to the browsers.

You will learn:

  • About the new syntax
  • About the new semantics
  • About the new idioms