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Creating Monaca Applications With ES6

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As many of you have probably already noticed, ECMAScript5 certainly lacks some pretty basic language features required during the development process. As a result, JavaScript alternative languages like CoffeeScript or TypeScript are being preferred by many developers as they both provide syntactic sugar on top of ES5.

To solve this problem, ECMAScript6 (ES6) brings a huge improvement over ES5, tackling many of the other core languages. As you may remember, we have already discussed how we can use ES6 using Babel in this blog post, today we will go deeper by creating a Monaca application with ES6.

Trying out JavaScript ES6 using Babel


ECMAScript 2015, commonly referred to as “ES6”, is the current version of the ECMAScript Language Specification standard. The support for this new ES6 features is on its way though it will take some time to be fully supported in modern browsers. This blog post will introduce how to use Babel, a JavaScript transpiler, for those who want to try out ES6 in advance.

Create your Kintone app using Monaca

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Kintone by Cybozu lets you quickly and easily build your own customized business applications such as daily reports, minutes, time-card, and surveys. It also lets you create applications using Excel or CSV files to satisfy your own needs.

Kintone provides a lot of features in the web browser but here we focus on developing using Kintone API and Monaca to transform your custom business application into a hybrid mobile application.

Mocha + Chai.js unit testing for ES6 with Istanbul code coverage

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Testing is very important for finding bugs, verifying the functionality and improving the general stability of a piece of software. Almost all (if not all) developers test their code in some way. One way to test would be to manually run the program and try out all the functions to see if everything is working as expected. Another (and better) way is to write automated tests that are run every time the code changes.