ECMAScript.next: David Herman of Mozilla

The fifth edition of the ECMAScript standard was finalized in December of 2009 and is beginning to ship in mainstream browsers. But Ecma TC39, the committee in charge of standardizing JavaScript, has simultaneously been working on the next edition for several years as well. In this talk I will describe some of the new features we have planned for the future of JavaScript.

Dave Herman is a resident programming language propeller-head at Mozilla. He has been a member of Ecma TC39, the committee in charge of standardizing JavaScript, since 2006. At Mozilla, Dave works on programming language design, including next generation features for JavaScript, as well as the new parallel systems programming language Rust.

 

7:00 - 7:15 Networking

7:15 - 7:30 Introductions

7:30 - 8:30 Talk

8:30 - 9:00 Q&A

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  • Justin

    Are the slides going to be made available?

    February 14, 2011

  • Suyash J.

    The Hackathon this Saturday in the city I mentioned earlier: http://speek-eorg.eventbrite.com/

    February 11, 2011

  • James H.

    Modules will make it easier, to code. David's presentation was excellent and gave insight into the trade-offs and new features.

    February 10, 2011

  • luc g.

    David Herman is a great speaker, he presented clearly what new cool things the ECMA group is working on.

    February 10, 2011

  • Karl P.

    certainly interesting -- but not something for current development

    February 10, 2011

  • Paul B.

    It was great to hear the future of JavaScript as well as get a good understanding of the issues in the current versions. David is a great speaker and illustrated his points with well-designed examples

    February 10, 2011

  • Ambarish M.

    Great presentation!

    February 10, 2011

  • Steven W.

    Nice high level overview

    February 10, 2011

  • Igor M.

    The best meetup presentation that I attended so far.

    I think that someone mentioned that it was being recorded, can you post the link to the video on the meetup board?

    February 10, 2011

  • Kevin N.

    The event is tomorrow. We meet on the 2nd Wed of each month.

    February 8, 2011

  • Arvind

    Cant make it, but will video be available?

    February 8, 2011

  • ambert h.

    Damnit. ::runs and hides::

    February 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Today is 2/8... so, tomorrow. Right? Unless one of us is moving really fast.

    February 8, 2011

  • ambert h.

    Is really today, 2/9? The event wasn't created until yesterday!

    February 8, 2011

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