Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Henry Zhu
If you didn’t know already, we’re planning on releasing a 7.0 version soon 🙌 ! Work on it actually started back in February, when I just wanted to make a release to drop Node 0.10/0.12 support and remove babel-runtime and various other code. And since then, we’ve done releases up to
Posted Sep 11, 2017 by Kent C. Dodds
Babel started out as a transpiler to let you write the latest version of the ECMAScript specification but ship to environments that don’t implement those features yet. But it has become much more than that. “Compilers are the New Frameworks”
says Tom Dale
and I could not agree more. We’re seeing more and more compile-time optimizations for libraries and frameworks. I’m not talking about syntax extensions to the language, but simple code transformations that enable patterns that would be difficult to accomplish otherwise.
Posted Aug 16, 2017 by Karl Cheng
Getting to work your way around a new code base always poses its challenges, and Babel was no exception.
Posted Aug 11, 2017 by Peeyush Kushwaha
We landed the parser support
for the stage-2 decorators spec
last week at Babylon — the parser for Babel. If you don’t know what a decorator is, the gist of it is that a decorator gives some concise syntax to affect the definition of a class or a class method which you decorate.
Posted Aug 9, 2017 by Henry Zhu
For the first time, Babel is participating in Summer of Code! Although we forgot to make an announcement post earlier, here’s our progress update 😊
Posted Mar 1, 2017 by Sven SAULEAU, Henry Zhu
Refer users to this document when upgrading to Babel 7 (currently alpha).
Posted Mar 1, 2017 by Sven SAULEAU, Henry Zhu
Refer users to this document for those that create tools that depend on Babel (such as Babel plugins).
Posted Feb 13, 2017 by Henry Zhu
In this release: multiple improvements to the
plugin by @STRML
, some codegen optimizations, and lots of bug fixes! Thanks to @loganfsmyth
for the release + reviews!
Posted Dec 7, 2016 by Henry Zhu
Posted Nov 16, 2016 by Henry Zhu
object-rest-spread works standalone and a few new plugin options APIs were added!
Posted Oct 24, 2016 by Henry Zhu
More flow updates, and lots of fixes!
Posted Sep 28, 2016 by Henry Zhu
Posted Aug 30, 2016 by Henry Zhu
We released Babili
as beta (0.0.1) a few days ago under an MIT license!
Posted Aug 24, 2016 by Henry Zhu
latest preset, and lots of fixes in this release.
Posted Nov 3, 2015 by Sebastian McKenzie
Babel Doctor is
heavily inspired ripped from the awesome Yeoman Doctor by Sindre Sorhus.
Posted Oct 31, 2015 by James Kyle
Babel 6 is fresh off the press and we’re still getting a lot sorted out. In the past two days we’ve seen more activity on GitHub and Slack than ever before. Everyone who has been helping out has been doing a great job.
Posted Oct 29, 2015 by James Kyle
NOTE: Not all integrations have been updated yet. This is a very disruptive major so please bear with us as we smooth out the edges.
Posted Jun 7, 2015 by Steven Luscher
While redesigning Instagram Web
from the inside out this year, we enjoyed using a number of ES6+ features to write our React components. Allow me to highlight some of the ways that these new language features can change the way you write a React app, making it easier and more fun than ever.
Posted May 14, 2015 by James Kyle
Babel 5.4 was just released and with it comes support for a new experimental ES7 syntax
proposed by Kevin Smith (@zenparsing
) and implemented in Babel by Ingvar Stepanyan (@RReverser
Posted Mar 31, 2015 by Sebastian McKenzie
In the past few months Babel has been welcomed into several major communities such as Node, React, Ember, Backbone, Angular, Rails, and many others. We launched the Users page
only a few weeks ago and it’s really cool to see everyone that is using it. Companies like CloudFlare, Netflix, Mozilla, and Yahoo!. Projects like Ghost, Atom, Mapbox, and so many more.
Posted Feb 23, 2015 by James Kyle
One of the things that surprises people quite often is that Babel supports JSX out of the box.
Posted Feb 15, 2015 by James Kyle
I like to start off our blog posts with the latest big thing 6to5 has achieved. We haven’t reached it quite yet, but in a few days 6to5 and 6to5-core will have been downloaded half a million times, and in a month or so it will be over a million times.
Posted Jan 27, 2015 by James Kyle
These past few weeks we’ve seen lots of activity on 6to5; thousands are downloading it every day from all corners of the world. In the past month, over 200 issues have been closed. Since the 2.0 release, there have been 867 commits and 60 minor and patch releases. It’s now among the top 1% of most downloaded packages on npm, with nearly 100k downloads in the last month alone.
Posted Jan 12, 2015 by James Kyle