Learning ECMAScript 6 - Narayan Prusty

GoodReads Summary: About This Book Learn a powerful approach to writing object-oriented JavaScript code using ES6 Create and use ES6 modules to learn to write smart, modularized JavaScript code The book will take you step-by-step through a wide array of examples, giving you tips on how to make the best use of the latest ES6 features Who This Book Is For


ECMAScript 6 is the new JavaScript, and I'm just saying this in case you're wondering why one would read this book.

There are a few niceties in JavaScript 6 that would make lives easier. I read the book looking for those niceties. And it does its job. Poorly.

Thing is, the first examples are good (not great, good), and then it seems there are some components the author didn't really quite grasped -- like proxies -- and threw examples of things without them. In the case of proxies, the author created proxies that replicate the normal behaviour of objects and after reading it, you'll keep wondering why you should use them, as they do nothing different from the default.

Also, broken English. I'll be the first saying that I'm not the most impressive writer in the English language, but hell, some sentences really hurt. "we will be comparing" is one of those cases. And you'll find plenty of them. Plenty of "that is", plenty "therefore" and things like that just make the text tiring to read -- and it's not even a long read, just about 200 pages.

It's a book that may give you some insights about what's new in JavaScript, but falls short delivering its message.