JavaScript runtime environment

Have you just started learning JavaScript?

Or maybe you already have some language experience but want to understand JavaScript runtime in more details?

Whatever reason brought you here, there are a few elements of JavaScript runtime that you should get to know.

In this article, I’m going to show you how the JavaScript runtime environment works under the hood. You’ll learn about its elements, their responsibilities, and the way they interact with each other.

Are you ready?

If so, let’s start with the first element of the puzzle.

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ES2015 – Ready for development

There is no doubt ES2015 (formerly known as ES6) is one of the top technologies for the foreseeable future and it’ll shortly become a common keyword in front-end job descriptions. Even though browser support for the latest JavaScript update hasn’t been finished yet, you can start learning it by practice right away thanks to Babel syntax transpiler. Studying the specification can be certainly beneficial, but if drilling the material is a preferable method for you to acquire knowledge, Babel is the tool that you’re looking for. In this post I’m going to show how to prepare a basic development environment for ES2015 using Gulp and Babel with automatic source compilation. Enough for the introduction, let’s get the ball rolling.

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