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Introduction

Today it’s possible for us to author in ES6 and transpile our sources down to ES5 at build-time, regardless of whether we’re using Grunt, Gulp or Broccoli. With projects like Ember and Angular looking to ES6 as part of their roadmaps too (Ember App Kit already supports ES6 modules!), now is a great time to learn how ES6 can be used in practice.

In this guide, we’ll re-write the well known TodoMVC application (implemented with Backbone.js) using ECMAScript 6 language semantics. The implementation is made possible using Google’s Traceur compiler and ES6-Module-Loader.

If you haven’t come across these tools before, Traceur is a JavaScript.next-to-JavaScript-of-today compiler that allows you to use features from the future today and the ES6 Module Loader dynamically loads ES6 modules in Node.js and current browsers. If you’re wondering whether Traceur is ready for production-level apps, Erik Arvidsson recently answered this on their mailing list. …

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A better JavaScript learning experience. Keeper of TodoMVC & @PropertyCross. Eater of popsicles. http://tastejs.com

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