JavaScript Promises


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Quick Note

  • JavaScript is a synchronous programming language, but callback functions can make it work like an asynchronous programming language.
  • Promises can be resolved or rejected.
  • Promise can return one of these status; pending, fulfilled, rejected.
//Promises are created this way;
new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    //code block
//the executing function accepts two parameters, resolve and reject which are callback   functions.

//Promises are used for handling asynchronous operations also called blocking code. Once that completes, it either calls resolve on success or reject on error.
let promise = new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    if(promise_kept) {
    } else {
        reject(new Error("error occured"));

Consuming Promises

const finished = new Promise()
const checkIfFinished = () => {
        .then(ok => {
        .catch(err => {
checkIfFinished(); //This will execute the finished() promise and wait for it to resolve, using the then callback. If there is an error, it will be handled in the catch block.

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