Understanding ECMAScript 6: The Definitive Guide for JavaScript Developers

  • 4h 58m
  • Nicholas C. Zakas
  • No Starch Press
  • 2016

ECMAScript 6 represents the biggest update to the core of JavaScript in the history of the language. In Understanding ECMAScript 6, expert developer Nicholas C. Zakas provides a complete guide to the object types, syntax, and other exciting changes that ECMAScript 6 brings to JavaScript. Every chapter is packed with example code that works in any JavaScript environment so you'll be able to see new features in action. You'll learn:

  • How ECMAScript 6 class syntax relates to more familiar JavaScript concepts
  • What makes iterators and generators useful
  • How arrow functions differ from regular functions
  • Ways to store data with sets, maps, and more
  • The power of inheritance
  • How to improve asynchronous programming with promises
  • How modules change the way you organize code

Whether you're a web developer or a Node.js developer, you'll find Understanding ECMAScript 6 indispensable on your journey from ECMAScript 5 to ECMAScript 6.

About the Author

Nicholas C. Zakas has been working on web applications since 2000, focusing on frontend development, and is known for writing and speaking about frontend best practices. He honed his experience during his five years at Yahoo!, where he was principal frontend engineer for the Yahoo! home page. He is the author of several books, including The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript (No Starch Press) and Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox).

In this Book

  • Block Bindings
  • Strings and Regular Expressions
  • Functions
  • Expanded Object Functionality
  • Destructuring for Easier Data Access
  • Symbols and Symbol Properties
  • Sets and Maps
  • Iterators and Generators
  • Introducing Javascript Classes
  • Improved Array Capabilities
  • Promises and Asynchronous Programming
  • Proxies and the Reflection API
  • Encapsulating Code with Modules


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