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Luke Hoban: ECMAScript 6

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The next iteration of the ECMAScript standard, expected to be ECMAScript 6, has been making solid progress since the completion of ES5 in 2009.  Targeting standardization in 2013, ES6 is on track to bring significant new runtime and syntax features to one of the world's most broadly used programming languages.  The addition of proxies, modules, private names, and weak maps provide runtime capabilities to enable new kinds of libraries.  Syntax for block scoped bindings, destructuring, string interpolation and lambdas give simpler syntax to some common JavaScript coding patterns.  This talk will quickly survey several of the most significant new areas of addition in ECMAScript 6 and the path forward for the standard.

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  • Hi Luke - will there be any facility in Internet Explorer to enable 'experimental mode' to use these features?  I'm guessing we won't see any of these until an IE11 beta. 

  • mm?i think he forgot to mention!people shunned ms solution!people chose javascript(ecmascript)even tho ms wish it wasnt so!it was chosen because it wasnt directly controlled!and i bet as soon as it become controlled other standard will probably become popular!rule of thumb?dont try to control it lol!but then it is corporation we talk about here so i bet soon we ll adopt other tool since it lloks like ms and all other corporate are working very hard to control it!ho well was nice while it lasted!cant wait to know what we ll adopt on the open source world!

  • hmmm.... "WebGL" & "THRRE.Mesh" in a Microsoft slide deck. interesting...

  • This is the second webcast from LangNEXT I've listened to, the first was WinRT. I am very hopeful that for the next LangNEXT someone will bring a microphone that is capable of recording the human voice at somewhat higher fidelity than what can be achieved with two empty soup cans with a taut string stretched between.  When Alexander Graham Bell said the first words "Mr. Watson - Come here - I want to see you" over the telephone in 1876 it was better fidelity.

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