FAQ: Intermediate JavaScript Modules - export default


This community-built FAQ covers the “export default” exercise from the lesson “Intermediate JavaScript Modules”.

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let Airplane = {};

Airplane.availableAirplanes = [
name: ‘AeroJet’,
fuelCapacity: 800
{name: ‘SkyJet’,
fuelCapacity: 500

export default Airplane;

Why does the curly brackets in Airplane = {} not encompass all lines? The object appears to be empty?

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For those of you following along in your own ecosystem using Node JS: You’re not crazy, Node currently doesn’t support the export default / import syntax for modules. It seems to work fine with almost all other ES6 syntax, just not this. So if you’re trying to implement something server side using Node, you’ll have to either transpile back to ES5 or use the ES5 module.exports / require() for module sharing.
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