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Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development by Kerri Shotts

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Benefits of ES2015

Although we briefly touched upon ES2015 (ECMAScript 2015) in the previous chapter, it's possible that you may not be very familiar with it. Most browsers (especially mobile) do have full support for ES2015, if any at all. This is unfortunate, because there are tremendous improvements in syntax and semantics that make it easier to create complex mobile applications.

Thankfully, as you saw in the previous chapter, there are tools that port this functionality back to ES5, which is very well supported in modern browsers. These tools convert the ES2015 syntax and semantics into their ES5 equivalent (where possible). Where a perfect equivalence is not possible, the conversion will get as close as possible, which will still bring us ...

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