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Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Blogger, book author, trainer

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript, TypeScript, and web development. He has been developing web applications since 1995. In 1999, he was a technical manager at a German internet startup that later expanded internationally. In 2006, he held his first talk on Ajax. In 2010, he received a PhD in Informatics from the University of Munich.
Since 2011, he has been blogging about web development at and has written several books on JavaScript. He has held training and talks for companies such as eBay, Bank of America, and O’Reilly Media.
He lives in Munich, Germany.

JavaScript in 2020:

What’s new?

What’s still missing?

In this talk, we examine the features that ECMAScript 2020 adds to JavaScript. Examples include: import(), BigInts, globalThis, and optional chaining.
Then we take a look at the future. The size of JavaScript is already considerable. What are the most important missing features? Examples include: comparing objects by value, base 10 floating-point numbers, and a pipeline operator.

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