About this title
Starting from the ground up, learn new syntax (or how to reuse older syntax) to transform code from clunky bug-susceptible scripts to clear and elegant programs that are easy to read and easy to extend.
Create a foundation for readable code with simple variable declarations that reduce side effects and subtle bugs. Select collections with clear goals instead of defaulting to objects or arrays. See how to simplify iterations from complex loops to single line array methods. Master techniques for writing flexible and solid code ranging from high-order functions, to reusable classes, to patterns for architecting large applications creating applications that will last through rounds of refactoring and changing requirements.
The best part is there’s no need to read this book straight through. Jump around and incorporate new functionality at will. Most importantly, understand not just what the new syntax is, but when and how to use it. Start writing better code from the first page.
What you need
For the best experience, have the latest version of Node installed (at least version 7). You can test most examples in the console of Chrome or other modern web browser.
If you’d like to run the tests, you’ll also need to install the latest version of Node Package Manager (npm).