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Welcome our new ES5 Overlords

by Mike MacCana

Published September 12, 2013 in Programming

While we constantly pay attention to new utility libraries, MVC frameworks, and other well-publicised tools, most of our non-library coding hasn’t changed since ES3.

We’re missing out: beyond the obvious, there’s a world of interesting stuff you can and should be doing with ES5: safe extension of inbuilt methods, mechanisms for live binding data and DOM, and a whole host of techniques to make your code shorter and more readable. Best of all, it’s already built into your browser and node.