Babel

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Babel review by Jotham G.
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"Babel Prime Platform"

What do you like best?

Registration for babel is completely free,it helps to improve conversion skills and also it has helped my company with more articulated high quality materials. Its a new way of learning foreign language.

What do you dislike?

The focus is much less useful to casual learners as well as tourists which to some extent acts as an impediment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Babel software have played a big role in my company by establishment of JavaScript programming language which have helped a lot on identifying language platform. It has improve conversion skills and management system in my company, therefore I recommend 100%.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company was linking up with international non-governmental organization and one of the most predicament was language barrier which babel software have played a big role in solving the problem by establishment of JavaScript programming language.

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Babel review by Borja G.
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"The best tool for modern JS development"

What do you like best?

It solves the gap between the new JavaScript specification and the browser's JavaScript engine implementation.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the configuration might be a bit confusing. In some small projects you could spend more time configuring your Babel plugins rather than actually coding

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you are going to need the new JavaScript features. Maybe your project is not big enough to make use of Babel and you can go without the configuration and transpiling phase at the beginning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to have the latest ES features in my application so I don't have to polyfill them or make browser-specific implementations

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Babel review by User in Research
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"Babel as a helpful build tool"

What do you like best?

Babel allows me to transpile my es6 code into javascript that can be run natively within the browser. The tool is well maintained, and troubleshooting resources are quite easily accessible.

What do you dislike?

Configuration of babelrc files can get confusing and unwieldy at times, although it's still generally easier than dealing with the alternative of not having a tool like babel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Babel addresses more technological problems than business oriented ones, however, without having a tool like babel available, it would be difficult to quickly and efficiently complete the work I do on a regular basis.

Babel review by User in Computer Software
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"Easy to use compiler"

What do you like best?

It allows you to use new language features and JSX in your Javascript code without worrying about browser compatibility.

What do you dislike?

It can be really difficult to debug when you have a syntax error because of your configuration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a Javascript compiler I would definitely recommend Babel. They also have a website, babeljs.io, where you can type in next-gen Javascript and instantly see the output of browser-compatible code, which is pretty neat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to use newer syntax and not worry about browser incompatibility.

Babel review by Rahul D.
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"Very simple to configure"

What do you like best?

Babel transpiler is super easy to configure for any type of project. It's easy to build plugins for as well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the concept of how it works is difficult to understand. Especially when I comes to ordering of plugins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ES7 transpiler for our react app

Babel review by Consultant
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"Love this product"

What do you like best?

The best part about Babel is that the website keeps you up to date on all of the updates and changes made to the software.

What do you dislike?

Built-in classes such as Date, Array, DOM etc cannot be properly subclassed due to limitations in ES5 (for the transform-classes plugin). You can try to use babel-plugin-transform-builtin-extend based on Object.setPrototypeOf and Reflect.construct, but it also has some limitations

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great to use as an educational tool for students learning

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great asset for IT programmers at any business

Babel review by Bhavik L.
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"Babel"

What do you like best?

It is easy to communicate with others using this app

What do you dislike?

The user friendliness. It took a while to get adjusted to

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to communicate with fellow workers and bussinesses

Babel review by Consultant
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"easy to use for starters"

What do you like best?

it is pretty easy to use for beginners.

What do you dislike?

sometimes there are little bugs that make it less smooth to use

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great if your technical team is working in different coutries etc, using different code language, to find one common language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it allows our coders to write code in there prefered language, but have babel translate it to one common language in the end

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"it worked well "

What do you like best?

I liked the ease of it and the convenience of using it when I had some down time here and there.

What do you dislike?

I didn't find anything that I didn't like about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this product to help with learning a new language

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was learning a new language that would help me in my career.

Babel review by User in Computer Software
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"Babel feedback"

What do you like best?

We've used babel for compiling to ECMAScript 2015. Worked like a charm.

What do you dislike?

Nothing particular, everything went smooth.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good tool, which allows speedup development of Single Page Application (SLA) by usage of the ES6. ES 6 is strongly better than it's previous version ES5, so development goes faster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compiling to ES5 to ES6.

Babel review by User in Computer Software
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"Excellent Transpiler for JavaScript"

What do you like best?

Lets one use the latest JavaScript Features without having to worry the support on different browsers.

What do you dislike?

Set up is sometimes cumbersome. The setup is quite easy with webpack though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use bleeding edge JavaScript features in our App development. Babel is required for working with libraries like react which use JSX.

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"ES6 magic"

What do you like best?

Babel makes the use of ES6 modern features available in your application and takes care of browser compatibility as well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the web resource is not accurate and has a steep learning curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can use modern javaScript features which makes some problems easier to solve.

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"Great compiler! "

What do you like best?

Very easy to use with little config! I would highly recommend!

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything I dislike about Babel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are currently using Babel to compile JavaScript ES6 features to cross browser compatible ES5.

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"Easy to use!"

What do you like best?

Super easy to use and implement into our company.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, it all seemed to work great for us!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use and implement! Great Javascript compiler.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it as a Javascript complier.

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