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The JavaScript of Tomorrow, Today

Patrick Dubroy ยท Barcelona Future JS

In the past few years, the JavaScript language has evolved considerably -- and there's even more great stuff coming in ES6. The question is, when can you use these new features without locking out a big chunk of your users? In this talk, I'll show you how you can use compiler like Traceur to take advantage of the latest and greatest JS features while retaining compatibility with older browsers. We'll also dig into how these so-called "transpilers" work, and show that it's not that hard to start experimenting with your own language features. Learn how to build your own dialect of JavaScript, or even a whole new language like CoffeeScript!