ES2016 introduced only two new features :
- The exponential operator
includes() method will return
true if our array includes a certain element, or
false if it doesn’t.
let array = [1,2,4,5]; array.includes(2); // true array.includes(3); // false
We can provide
.includes() with an index where to begin searching for an element. Default is 0, but we can also pass a negative value.
The first value we pass in is the element to search and the second one is the index:
let array = [1,3,5,7,9,11]; array.includes(3,1); // true array.includes(5,4); //false array.includes(1,-1); // false array.includes(11,-3); // true
false because, despite the array actually contains the number 5, it is found at the index 2 but we started looking at position 4. That’s why we couldn’t find it and it returned
false because we started looking at the index -1 (which is the last element of the array) and then continued from that point onward.
true because we went back to the index -3 and moved up, finding the value 11 on our path.
The exponential operator
Prior to ES2016 we would have done this:
Math.pow(2,2); // 4 Math.pow(2,3); // 8
Now with the new exponential operator we can do this:
2**2; // 4 2**3; // 8
It will get pretty useful when combining multiple operations like in this example:
2**2**2; // 16 Math.pow(Math.pow(2,2),2); // 16
Math.pow() you need to continuously concatenate them and it can get pretty long and messy. The exponential operator provides a faster and cleaner way of doing the same thing.