Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Symbols Symbols everywhere

As part of javascript ES6 (ECMAScript 2015) a new primitive type called symbols was added to the programming language. It is not a widely talked about feature but useful for certain scenarios.

The talk will explain the following new features and demo how they are used.

  • What are symbols and why they were introduced
  • Use cases for symbols
  • Why would you use them
  • Creating and Overwriting symbol methods
  • Well known symbols
  • Explore core source code of symbols


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