JavaScript Fundamentals for ES6

by Scott Allen and Joe Eames

This course covers the features of ECMAScript 6, the next version of JavaScript, and how you can use them today.

What you'll learn

ECMAScript 6, or ES6, is the next version of JavaScript, and includes many enhancements and new features that make JavaScript coding easier and more maintainable. This course will teach you all of the features of this newest version, with an emphasis on the tools and technologies that will let you leverage these features today, even before they are fully implemented by browsers and Node.

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Course FAQ

What is JavaScript ES6?

ES6 is short for ECMAScript 6 - the 6th version of the ECMA Script programming language specification. ECMAScript was created to standardize JavaScript, and it provides many enhancements and features to JavaScript.

What is the difference between JavaScript and ES6?

The difference is that JavaScript is an actual programming language, while ES6 is the standard by which the JavaScript language is governed.

What are some features of ES6?

Some of the main improvements and features of es6 include class declarations, iterators & generators, destructuring patterns, modules, lexical block scoping, and asynchronous programming. ES6 makes your code more modern and more readable.

What will this course teach me?

In this course you will learn:

  • Features of ECMAScript 6
  • How ES6 makes JavaScript coding easier and more maintainable
  • Variables and parameters of ES6
  • Classes, built-in objects, and functional programming
  • Asynchronous development
  • Modules
  • Much more
Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, so you should be able to jump right in and start learning. But if you already have some basic JavaScript experience, that will give you some advantage.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn the features of ECMAScript 6 and the enhancements and new features that make coding with JavaScript even better.

About the author

Scott has over 15 years of experience in commercial software development and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and local user groups. Scott is a Microsoft MVP and has authored books on several Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET, C#, and Windows Workflow.

Joe has been a web developer for the last 13 of his 16+ years as a professional developer. He has specialized in front end and middle tier development . Although his greatest love is writing code, he also enjoys teaching and speaking about code.

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