Programming JavaScript in 2017

Programming JavaScript in 2017
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#1

Hi everyone ! I am a little bit confused

I am rather new to programming and I’m currently learning JavaScript. It seems to me that I got all the basics (made some projects like random quote machine, basic algorithm scripting and etc.).

The problem is that I’ve recently found out about ES6/ES5 and other standards and now I find myself confused. I found out that it is a way better practice to use let/const instead of var and so on.

So here comes the question. Is it ok to learn ECMAScript2015 (also known as ES6) in 2017? Is it up to date (or I need something else instead of it)? Should I use it in all my projects?

p.s. Do I need to get some more JS (without learning standards like ES6) before learning ES6 or smth like that?

p.s.s Thanks


#2

Read the YOU DON’T KNOW JS books. Really good overall in teaching you the difference between ES6 and vanilla JS


#3

Thank you. So is it a bad practice to use just Vanilla JavaScript in such small projects after all :worried: ?


#4

ES6 is vanilla JS. It’s just a next version of JS, it’s not a new standard.


#5

Thank you for correcting :slight_smile: