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Dan Shappir

Dan Shappir is a Performance Specialist at, focusing on making +80 million sites hosted on the Wix platform load and execute faster. Dan is a twenty year software development veteran, having worked on systems ranging from missile trajectory simulations to networked multi-user games to designing and building Rich Web Apps, since even before AJAX. Dan holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and has spoken at various technical conferences.

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Things You Can Do In ES6 That Can't Be Done In ES5

13 September, 2016
@ Main Stage, 16:00

ES6 and ES7 introduce many new features and capabilities to the JavaScript language. And yet, the majority of these enhancements are essentially syntactic sugar over the previous version. This is why tools like Babel are able to convert ES6 code into ES5. But there are several new features that can't be implemented in ES5.

In this session I'll explain what these new features are, what they do, and why they were added to the language.