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Transpiling Javascript Using Babel with Craig McKeachie

Episode #1270 Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ready to transpile your Javascript? Carl and Richard chat with Craig McKeachie about BabelJS, an open source tool for transpiling Javascript. Why would you want to do that? So you can write in the latest version of Javascript and still have it run everywhere! Craig talks about how the rate of evolution in Javascript is increasing, and the jump that is ECMAScript 6, also known as ECMAScript 2015, makes the language a lot more, well C#-like. But the implementations in browsers is not as even, and that doesn't account for features coming in ECMAScript 7! Babel deals with this problem by transpiling into Javascript that runs everywhere. Check it out!


Craig McKeachie

Craig McKeachie is a Pluralsight author and trainer specializing in JavaScript libraries and frameworks. He has been a software developer for 15 years and earned the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification for three generations of Microsoft technology (and still likes to wear his DCOM t-shirt from BD: before .NET that is). Craig is the author of the JavaScript Framework Guide: AngularJS, Backbone, and Ember and blogs at funnyant.com. Craig lives in Ohio with his wife and two boys.


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