I’m starting to use ES6 in all of my projects, and wanted to show my colleagues how easy it could be. Using tools like traceur in combination with a build setup (you should have one!), it is really easy to get started writing small parts of the code in ES6 syntax. Here’s the link to the presentation.
I voluntarily limited myself to the most basic parts of the new version, parts that are also present in server-side languages like Java or PHP:
- Default parameters
- Maps and Sets
- Arrow functions
We also talked about the great power lying in a good front-end tooling, where adding support for ES6 syntax comes down to adding a single line into your build file.
By the way, in my talk I used a quote about how developers spend way more time reading code than writing. Here’s data to back it up.