We have found Ralf Engelschall’s site covering the new features of ES6 (along with comparison code [where possible] for ES5) to be a very useful reference site. Of course, in order to take advantage of ES6, it must have browser support. At I write this, it appears there is 97% support for modern browsers. Of course, this begs the question – are you using ES6 in your projects yet? At a minimum, have you moved from var to let and const?
- sending only the necessary code,
- minifying said code,
- compressing said code,
- caching said code, and
- removing unnecessary code.
We also recently encountered Fedo.io. This looks like a very useful tool for documentation and takes a more consistent approach for product managers, designers, and engineers. Has anyone reading this tried this approach out? What were your experiences? Of course, many may follow the approach – you are what you document. Yes, it is an older article, but definitely something to think about. What are your thoughts regarding documentation (particularly as we begin using ES6)?
Lastly, if you are looking for inspiration as to what you can accomplish with a little code, don’t forget about Dwitter. The functions are relatively short and the results can be most impressive.
We look forward to your comments and specific feedback regarding whether you have started using ES6 in your work for clients as well as your thoughts about documentation.
Community Evangelist and Executive Director