Level up your javascript knowledge with the latest features provided in ES6

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Leveling up to ES6 Latest features provided in ES6

1 Oct , 2017  

 

Requirements
  • Should have intermediate programming knowledge
  • Basic understanding of javascript features including arrays, objects, prototypically inheritance, functions, self executing functions, scoping, hoisting, looping, etc
  • Be able to install node locally on your machine
  • Know how to run ES6 code using Node version 8.5.0, jsbin, codepen, etc.
 
 
Description

Hey there!  I’m Cody Seibert, and welcome to my course Leveling up to ES6!

Why you should learn ES6

ES6 is a feature set provided on top of the javascript library to provide developers with a collection of awesome new features.  ES6 will make your code clean and concise, and it will make your life easier as a developer.  It also has additional functions and features that were not even possible in prior versions of javascript.  A majority of the latest browsers now support most, but not all, of the ES6 features.  Keep that in mind since most web applications are compiled using Babel.js to provide support for all browsers and older version of browsers.

A majority of the latestlibraries and frameworks are not being written in ES6, so you don’t want to get left behind.

Overview

In this course, we are going to overview a majority of the latest features provided in ES6.  The strategy I use to introduce these ES6 features is by first (when applicable) showing you how you might have used similar approaches in ES5 and then refactoring the code to resemble ES6.  I’ll explain why and when you should be using these features.  After finishing this course, you will be great at using these new ES6 features in your day to day programming endeavors.

What you will learn:

You will learn how, when, and why to use a majority of the latest ES6 features after completing this course.  Some of the features including:

  • const – to declare constant variables
  • let – block scoped enabled variables
  • block scoping – now your blocks can have variables and functions scoped onto them
  • arrowfunctions – simplify your code and prevent typical issues related to lexical this in javascript
  • generators – an awesome new way to write iteratable code
  • classes – no more having to use some complicated prototype and function hackery to create classes
  • Map – an easier to use data structure than just using objects or arrays to create maps
  • Set – an easier to use data structure for keeping track of a set of entries
  • Promises – an awesome alternative to using callbacks
  • Async / Await – yet a better solution for writing synchronous code instead of callbacks and promises
  • string interpolation – your strings will now be beautiful
  • spread operator – an awesome helper function for concat 
  • rest operator – a cool operator for passing arguments to and from functions
  • AND MORE….

Who this course it for

This course is for students who already have a decent understanding of programming and using javascript.  If all of the following apply to you, I recommend this course:

  • you already have a decent understand of how to usejavascript and would consider yourself an intermediate javascript programmer
  • you should already understand a majority of javascript ES5 features such as functions, objects, prototypical inheritance, variables, hoisting, loops, arrays, strings, etc.
  • you already know how to use a code editor or website such as jsbin or codepen to play around with ES6 yourself

Who this course is NOT for:

This course is NOT a complete beginners guide to learn programming in ES6.  

If any of the following are true for you, I’d suggest taking some time to increase your skillset before returning to take this course:

  • unaware of how to install and use node and npm
  • unaware of how to install and use a text editor (in this course we use VS Code)
  • consider yourself a complete beginner at programming
  • consider yourself a beginner at javascript
  • the pace of the free preview videos is too fast for your learning style

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t consider my course since I cover a lot of good information, but just be aware you might feel lost without having some previous knowledge already.

Additional Information:

A majority of this course will be taught via VS Code with the Quokka plugin, both of which I will cover how to setup.  We will also be using the latest version of Node 8.x to run our ES6 examples.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to learn the latest ES6 features
  • Students with existing knowledge of JavaScript who has yet to learn the new ES6 features
  • Students who needs extra explanation for any particular ES6 feature

 

 

Level up your javascript knowledge with the latest features provided in ES6

 

 

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