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What is new for JavaScript in ECMAScript 8 / ES2017?

ECMAScript 262, the JavaScript specification was finalised on June 17th 2017. There are great new features like Async/Await, shared memory and atomics in the latest revision of the JavaScript specification.

Find out more about how ECMAScript specification is done, what is new in ES2017 and what is coming in the future on a video from Brian Terlson:

There is some information also on the history like why ES4 was abandoned, and how things have picked up in the JavaScript processes lately. Some details on features to use in TypeScript and Babel are also discussed in the questions part.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 15, 2017

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