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Cross-platform Desktop Application Development: Electron, Node, NW.js, and React by Dmitry Sheiko

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Starting with ES2015

As I have already mentioned, NW.js provides a complete support of JavaScript of ES2015 and ES2016 editions. To understand what it really means, we need a brief excursion into the history of the language. The standardized specification for JavaScript was first released in 1997 (ECMA-262 1st Edition).

Since then, the language has not really changed for 10 years. The 4th edition proposed in 2007 called for drastic changes. However, the working group (TC39) failed to agree on the feature set. Some proposals have been deemed unsound for the Web, but some were adopted in a new project code named Harmony. The project turned into the 6th edition of the language specification and was released in 2015 under the official name ES2015. ...

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