JSJ 279: ES Modules in Node Today! with John-David Dalton

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John-David Dalton is probably best known for the Lodash library. He's currently working at Microsoft on the Edge team. He makes sure that libraries and frameworks work well in Edge.

The JavaScript Jabber panel discusses the ECMAScript module system port to Node.js. John wanted to ship the ES module system to Node.js for Lodash to increase speed and decrease the disk space that it takes up. This approach allows you to gzip the library and get it down to 90 kb.

This episode dives in detail into:

  • ES Modules, what they are and how they work
  • The Node.js and NPM package delivery ecosystem
  • Module loaders in Node.js
  • Babel (and other compilers) versus ES Module Loader
  • and much, much more...








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