ECMAScript 8 Cookbook

ECMAScript 8 Cookbook

by Ross Harrison

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Overview

Become a better web programmer by writing efficient and modular code using ES6 and ES8

Key Features

  • Learn to write asynchronous code and improve the readability of your web applications
  • Explore advanced concepts such as closures, Proxy, generators, Promise, async functions, and Atomics
  • Use different design patterns to create structures to solve common organizational and processing issues

Book Description

ECMAScript Cookbook follows a modular approach with independent recipes covering different feature sets and specifications of ECMAScript to help you become an efficient programmer.

This book starts off with organizing your JavaScript applications as well as delivering those applications to modem and legacy systems. You will get acquainted with features of ECMAScript 8 such as async, SharedArrayBuffers, and Atomic operations that enhance asynchronous and parallel operations. In addition to this, this book will introduce you to SharedArrayBuffers, which allow web workers to share data directly, and Atomic operations, which help coordinate behavior across the threads. You will also work with OOP and Collections, followed by new functions and methods on the built-in Object and Array types that make common operations more manageable and less error-prone. You will then see how to easily build more sophisticated and expressive program structures with classes and inheritance. In the end, we will cover Sets, Maps, and Symbols, which are the new types introduced in ECMAScript 6 to add new behaviors and allow you to create simple and powerful modules.

By the end of the book, you will be able to produce more efficient, expressive, and simpler programs using the new features of ECMAScript.

What you will learn

  • Organize JavaScript programs across multiple files, using ES modules
  • Create and work with promises using the Promise object and methods
  • Compose async functions to propagate and handle errors
  • Solve organizational and processing issues with structures using design patterns
  • Use classes to encapsulate and share behavior
  • Orchestrate parallel programs using WebWorkers, SharedMemory, and Atomics
  • Use and extend Map, Set, and Symbol to work with user-defined classes and simulate data types
  • Explore new array methods to avoid looping with arrays and other collections

Who this book is for

If you’re a web developer with a basic understanding of JavaScript and wish to learn the latest features of ECMAScript for developing efficient web applications, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788628174
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Ross Harrison discovered programming while he was an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His first programming class was a MATLAB class that was required for mechanical engineering. Despite bombing the class, he decided that it was a lot more fun than looking at CAD. He switched to computer science the next semester and never looked back. He has worked as a software engineer for over 10 years. Most of that time has been spent creating tools for digital publishers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Building with ES Modules
  2. Staying Compatible with Legacy Browsers
  3. Working With Promises
  4. Working With async functions
  5. Web Workers, SharedMemoryBuffers, and Atomics
  6. Plain Objects
  7. Creating Classes
  8. Inheritance and Composition
  9. Larger Structures with Design Patterns
  10. Working with Arrays
  11. Working With Maps & Symbols
  12. Working With Sets

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