What’s new in V8/JavaScript

What exciting things happened in the JavaScript language and the V8 engine in 2019? Shu and Leszek take a tour of some new features and improvements. For JavaScript, learn about new syntax, like optional chaining and nullish coalescing, that make expressing common patterns a breeze, as well as the powerful new weak references that may help plug memory leaks. For V8, learn how the engine got faster with streaming parsing and slimmer with pointer compression.

Resources:
V8 blog post archive → https://goo.gle/2Zd20tp
Optional chaining → https://goo.gle/2NxDe1B
Nullish coalescing → https://goo.gle/2BDB9yx
Weak references and finalizers → https://goo.gle/3dDdj3p
Pointer Compression in V8 → https://goo.gle/2YGk7ZT
A lighter V8 → https://goo.gle/387plk4

Related Playlist:
Day 2 → https://goo.gle/WDL20Day2

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Speaker:
Leszek Swirski, Shu-yu Guo

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