Where do you go to learn the latest changes of a language?

I know ES6 came in at 2015 but how do you know your language or what you are learning is outdate? Do you usually just look at the docs at mdn? This goes for html, css and js…

Plug into social media and make sure you are following people within the industry, that’s how I often find about what’s new. FreeCodeCamp’s Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn feeds always have new content, and people with in the industry like Wes Bos and Kent Dodds usually talk about whatever’s new with HTML, CSS, etc. Hope this helps!


The official specs are maintained by the ECMA, which is why JS is sometimes called ECMAScript (what the “ES” in “ES6” stands for.) They maintain the standard, but MDN is a great resource. Of course, with babel polyfills, many of use are already using stuff beyond ES6. For example, I think that async/await is ES8 and spread operators on objects is ES9. ES6 gets a lot of attention because it was such a big leap, but there have been new versions every year since then that have been fairly integrated.

Many languages have an official nonprofit or other corporation that maintain them and they usually have websites, and twitter feeds as foxtrots points out.


Thank you very much. Maybe I’ll create a twitter for this exact reason.

Okay thank you very much for your insight.

I recommend subscribing to JavaScript Weekly:


and CSS Weekly


You get a curated list of some of the best content from around the web. It’s a good way of staying on top of the buzzwords and helping you sound intelligent in an interview.

It also allows you to stay away from Twitter, and so save your mortal soul. :wink:

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