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Awesome JavaScript ES6 Tools – Massive Collection of Resources

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ECMAScript 6 Tools


  • Babel – Turn ES6+ code into vanilla ES5 with no runtime
  • Traceur compiler – ES6 features > ES5. Includes classes, generators, promises, destructuring patterns, default parameters & more.
  • es6ify – Traceur compiler wrapped as a Browserify v2 transform
  • babelify – Babel transpiler wrapped as a Browserify transform
  • es6-transpiler – ES6 > ES5. Includes classes, destructuring, default parameters, spread
  • Square’s es6-module-transpiler – ES6 modules to AMD or CJS
  • Facebook’s regenerator – transform ES6 yield/generator functions to ES5
  • Facebook’s jstransform – A simple utility for pluggable JS syntax transforms. Comes with a small set of ES6 -> ES5 transforms
  • defs – ES6 block-scoped const and let variables to ES3 vars
  • es6_module_transpiler-rails – ES6 Modules in the Rails Asset Pipeline
  • Some Sweet.js macros that compile from ES6 to ES5
  • Bitovi’s transpile – Converts ES6 to AMD, CJS, and StealJS.
  • regexpu — Transform Unicode-aware ES6 regular expressions to ES5
  • Lebab – Transformations for ES5 code to ES6 (approximates)

Build-time transpilation

Gulp Plugins

Grunt Tasks

Broccoli Plugins

Brunch Plugins

Webpack plugins

Duo plugins

Connect plugins

Gobble plugins

Jade plugins

Jest plugins

Karma plugins

Sprockets plugins

Browser plugins

  • Scratch JS – A Chrome/Opera DevTools extension to run ES6 on a page with either Babel or Traceur
  • generator-typescript – Yeoman generator for TypeScript apps

Mocha plugins

  • Mocha Traceur – A simple plugin for Mocha to pass JS files through the Traceur compiler

Module Loaders


  • es6-boilerplate – Tooling to allow the community to use es6 now via traceur in conjunction with amd and browser global modules, with source maps, concatenation, minification, compression, and unit testing in real browsers.
  • es6-jspm-gulp-boilerplate – Tooling to allow the community to use es6 now via babel in conjunction jspm, with source maps, concatenation, minification, compression, and unit testing in real browsers using es6.

Code generation





  • showcase – real-world usage examples of ES6 features
  • looper – static analysis tools for ES6
  • es6-module-packager
  • es-dependency-graph and grunt-es-dependency-graph – Generate a list of imports and exports from ES6 module files, useful for preloading, bundling, etc.
  • es6-import-validate and grunt-es6-import-validate – validate matching named/default import statements in ES6 modules.
  • let-er – transpiles let-block block-scoping (not accepted into ES6) into either ES3 or ES6
  • Recast – Esprima-based JavaScript syntax tree transformer, conservative pretty-printer, and automatic source map generator. Used by several of the transpilers listed above, including regenerator and es6-arrow-function.
  • Paws on ES6 – Minimalist examples of ES6 functionalities.
  • ES6 on node – How to use ES6 features in node.js.
  • es6-translate – Uses the ES6 loader hooks to load (node flavored) commonjs packages in ES6.
  • Isparta
  • babel-node – Run node cli with ES6 transpiling using Babel.
  • ES6 Lab setup – A simple setup for transpiling ES6 to ES5 using Babel or traceur with gulp and jasmine support.
  • TypeScript – A superset of ECMAScript with strict typing that aims to align with ES6
  • Rollup – Rollup is a next-generation JavaScript module bundler. Author your app or library using ES2015 modules, then efficiently bundle them up into a single file for use in browsers and Node.js

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