• Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Dave Herman: The Future of JavaScript

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Mozilla Labs engineer and TC39 representative Dave Herman joined us at YUIConf 2011 to give this keynote talk on the future of JavaScript, covering many of the new features currently under consideration for ES6, the next edition of the ECMAScript standard.

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6 Comments

  1. alchemication
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    Hey, did you read Crockford "The Good Parts"?
    JS is perfect, it's just DOM API in browsers that sucks!
    Good luck, study, study, study and then teach your colleges;)

  2. Clif Collins
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    Thanks for the information, great job…

    Do not make the language application dependent, most of the additions not useful. I like JavaScript it makes no assumptions, after 32 years of development I am trying to learn how to not make assumptions and I am constantly trying to simplify my code (language independent), and I use no abbrivations.

    My recommendations: “structure” “new ByteString()”
    “get function name(…)” “set function name(…)” "read" "write" "open(url-spec or file-spec)"

  3. Tony Wooster
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    All hail Pyscript!

    @iglor, because arguments includes all passed-in arguments, including those that are explicitly declared in the function signature. So you have to count your arguments and shift/offset accordingly. Also, unlike 'this', 'arguments' is not a reserved word, which lets people do stupid stuff, like overwrite it.

  4. Ace
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    Excellent talk, and I can't wait to see all of these features come to life in our everyday job!

  5. nemo2e4
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    Amen for record and replay.

  6. Leonardo Silveira
    December 28, 2017 at 01:46

    indeed 08:28 is a classic!

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