I’ve done a lot of work with ES6 in the last 6+ months, and I’ve found that while I do still have a lot of questions about some of the new features and syntax, there are some parts that a big win for everyone, right now. To illustrate the parts that I like best, I gave at talk at a virtual conference – Crater Remote Conf – in February of 2015.
The talk was recorded, and I’m very happy to say that the video is now available to watch on youtube!
Watch The Video
The 5 Things You Should Know
From this presentation, the 5 things you should know about ES6 right now, and start using today, are:
- Arrow Functions
- Object Literal Shorthand
- Spread / Rest Params
- Destructuring Assignment
While there are a *ton* of other new features and great things to learn, these are the ones that I find myself using on a daily basis. And I know Spread and Rest Params are technically different features, but the syntax is the so much the same that I tend to include them as one feature.