JavaScript: Callbacks, Promises & Async/Await

Callbacks, Promises & Async/Await are some of the most confusing concepts of JavaScript for beginners. In this webinar let’s try to understand these better and also discuss some tips to tackle them and move ahead with confidence.

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JavaScript: Callbacks, Promises & Async/Await
Giles  Goodwin

Giles Goodwin

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Understanding JavaScript: Promises, Async & Await!!

Analogy

We all know the importance of promises in our life. We even have a special day dedicated to it :) But how well do we know the importance of promises in JavaScript? Well if you don’t know it yet, it’s a great time to know it because they are becoming more and more popular. So what are promises? Let’s try to understand it through an analogy.

Suppose you are a top class rapper and you haven’t released an album for a while and fans are asking for it day and night. So what you do is that you “promise” them that whenever it will be out, all of them would be notified. To get this done you give your fans a list. They can fill in their email addresses, so that when the album becomes available, all the subscribers instantly receive it. And even if something goes wrong, say a pandemic, so that you can’t release the album, they will still be notified.

Now everyone is happy: You, because the people don’t crowd you anymore, and fans, because they won’t miss any news on the album.

This is a real-life analogy for things we often have in programming:

  1. “producing code” that does something and may take time. That’s a “rapper”.
  2. “consuming code” that wants the result of the “producing code” once it’s ready. Many functions may need that result. These are the “fans”.
  3. A promise is a special JavaScript object that links the “producing code” and the “consuming code” together. In terms of our analogy: this is the “subscription list”. The “producing code” takes whatever time it needs to produce the promised result, and the “promise” makes that result available to all of the subscribed code when it’s ready.

JavaScript promises are much more complex than a simple subscription list: they have additional features and limitations. But it’s fine to begin with.

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Hugo JS

Hugo JS

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What is Callback-Function in JavaScript? How it is Replaced By Promises?

Let us understand term _Callback _by an real-world example: Suppose, you are calling to your Girlfriend (If you have) and she is busy in another call then she send message to you : “I am busy right now, Call back you later.!!”. After completing her work, she calls you back and this is what call back in JavaScript as well.

In JavaScript, When a function is executing (Girlfriend is talking with someone) then after function execution is completed another function is started for execution this is call back function.

Now you are thinking that its depend upon when, where you are calling function and all function call is “Call-back function”. Image for post

Here, _printWorld() _function is executed after _printHello() _complete its execution but this is not call-back function example because _printHello() _is not Asynchronous function. Suppose, _printHello() _prints after 1 Second then _printWorld() _executes first.

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What if we want “Hello World” output when Asynchronous function is there. We can pass function as argument and calls it after _printHello() _complete its execution. Here below code snippet of how _function pass as argument _:

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Callback function can be defined as a function passed by argument and executes when one function completes its execution.

Suppose, If you have API (Application Programming Interface) to get Students Roll numbers and select one of Roll number — getting that roll number’s data and print that data. We don’t have API to get students data so we are using _setTimeout() _Async function and getting roll number after 2s, We are also selecting one of roll number manually after 2s and print Roll number’s data after 2s. This can be done by call back function.

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The program became complex and complex if we have too many things to do like Getting Students data, Selecting one of them student, get student’s roll number and get result by roll number then it become very complex. If you have any Error in this then debugging is also tedious task, this things is called “Callback Hell”, which is shape like “Pyramid Of Doom”.

To overcome with this problem, Promises is introduced in JavaScript. Promises has three states : Pending, Resolved, Reject. Promises is created by Constructor : new Promise(). It has one executor function which has two arguments (resolve, reject).

Promise object has three methods: then(), catch() & finally().

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If Promise is successfully executed then its data is transferred through resolve function and if it has error then passed through reject function.

We have implemented same task which is done using call back function in Promises and its easily understandable However it is complicated compare to callback function but when you use promises for sometimes then it’s easy to implement.

In _getRollNumber(), _resolve method’s data is caught by then() functions arguments and reject method’s data is caught by catch() function. Here In Promises, Every task has different promises because of that it is easy to debug and readable compare to call back function. You can see that there is no shape like “Pyramid of Doom” in Promises. This is how Callback function is replaced by Promises.

Thank you for reading!

This article was originally published on Medium.com

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Code  JS

Code JS

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JavaScript Fetch API Explained | Callbacks, Promises, Async Await

Learn about Callbacks, Promises, and Async Await as the JavaScript Fetch API is explained in this tutorial. You will also learn about thenables and how async / await replaces them in our JS code. The first 30 minutes covers the concepts. The last 30 minutes gives examples of retrieving data from different APIs with Fetch.

Quick Concepts outline:
Fetch API with Async / Await
(0:00) Intro
(0:29) What is a callback function?
(1:15) What is the problem with callbacks?
(3:00) JavaScript Promises have 3 states
(5:28) A promise may not return a value where you expect it to: You need to wait for a promise to resolve
(6:58) Using thenables with a promise
(20:15) An easy mistake to make with promises
(24:00) Creating an async function
(25:00) Applying await inside the function
(33:45) Example 1: Retrieving user data
(40:00) Example 2: Retrieving dad jokes
(47:00) Example 3: Posting data
(49:40) Example 4: Retrieving data with URL parameters
(54:55) Abstract it all into single responsibility functions

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Explained in detail about

  • Async
  • Await
  • Fetching country data using Async & Await
  • How Async & Await better than promise

Dont miss to watch the video & ask your questions or doubts in comments

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Julie  Donnelly

Julie Donnelly

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JavaScript Promise: Methods Comparison

Introduction

Promises in JavaScript are used to handle asynchronous operations by keeping track of whether a certain event has happened. If that certain event has taken place, it determines what happens next. Promises return a value which is either a resolved value or a reason why it’s rejected. They can handle multiple asynchronous operations easily and they provide better error handling than callbacks and events.

Callback: A callback is a function that is passed into another function as an argument to be executed later.

Events: Events provide a dynamic interface to a WebPage and are connected to elements in the Document Object Model(DOM), for example: onclick(), onmouseover() etc.

A Promise has four states

Pending: Before the event has happened, the promise is in the pending state.

Settled: Once the event has happened it is then in the settled state.

Fulfilled: Action related to the promise has succeeded.

Rejected: Action related to the promise has failed.

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