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"Promises" are a particular tactic for deferred computing, suitable for several styles of concurrency: thread and event loop concurrency for local computation, and both synchronous and asynchronous remote messaging.

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Handling pure in browser HTTP request in Service Worker fetch event

I was suggested by @Bergi on StackOverflow that Async Promise constructors are any pattern. The argument behind this is that async Promise swallows the errors. In my case, I have try..catch so I'm not ...
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Idempotent JavaScript script loader

I wrote an idempotent script loader (for the browser), where the same script won't be loaded more than once. scriptLoader.js: ...
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Cleaning up nested promises in Cloud function

I am writing the Cloud function for Parse whose purpose is to update my database with a provided array of data objects. The main problem are the nested promises, which doesn't look right. Any help ...
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Promise in an Express app to send OTP verification e-mail

In this code I'm using nodemailer for sending otp email from my gmail account. I have also used ejs for creating html templates for emails. This code works perfectly, but I am a bit concerned about ...
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Nested cross-origin iframes for secure user-configurable javascript tools

Context I'm trying to build a system in which a tool (the Client) will generate a header to be used as part of an HTTP request from the user's browser. The user should be able to choose their own ...
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Basic node login routes for authentication system

I am building a basic authentication system with a node backend and wonder whether I am using the try-catch block excessively. I have this example controller: ...
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Vue.js application, which fetches and displays list of seminars

I have a working application, which fetches list of events (seminars) from rest API. Functionality is quite simple: display list of seminars with possibility to filter upcoming/occured/all. The ...
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Using async / await with dynamic import() for ES6 modules

I am experimenting with the best way to standardise my dynamic import() expressions when importing javascript modules. import() ...
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JavaScript proxy for better stack traces from external libraries

I've been using the excellent pg-promise library for a few years now, but my primary irk with it is that the stack traces are sometimes unhelpful. For example, the following test will fail (currently ...
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React Native login, sign up and sign out using Firebase project

I have built a basic app which uses firebase for authentication. The app is pretty simple. Sign up the user to firebase using email and password. Sign in the user Sign out the user Also, I have ...
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Managing file names in a file

The scenario here is to get a filename from the console and create it if it does not exist. I have two main questions; Is the way I used promises the best way? is there a better way? Here is my code;...
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Check if images are loaded (ES6 Promises)

I wrote a small function that checks if an image or multiple images are loaded. For that purpose, I decided to use ES6 promises, but I'm not really sure if my way of handling errors is the best way. <...
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Check RSS feed and post to Discord

I'm new to using JS for anything other than DOM manipulation, so I'm not sure if the following code is taking full advantage of the Async concept in JS. This is an example of a function I'm writing in ...
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Resource closing in a promise chain

This is some code that fetches a result from a database. It connects, makes a query, processes the query, then has to close the DB (under all possible code paths) and return the result. It seems ...
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Blog API implementation in node.js

This code is from my blog project. This project is almost done. This is working well. I can create new posts and update and display all saved posts. ...
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Wrap async method in a way that the method is invoked only once for all calls that occur while the first of them is not resolved

Imagine we have a function that returns a Promise, ie call a GET endpoint of an api and return the response data. ...
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Calling promise-returning function within promise-returning function

I am rather new to JavaScript and never really worked with promises before. My code works but I would like to learn if there is a better approach? I want to implement the following functionality: ...
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Racing promises and consuming them in the order of their resolution time

The ideas are When multiple async calls are made, to be able to start consuming from the first resolving one regardless in what order the promises are fired. To construct a modern emitter of async ...
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Typescript : Adding types to a function that takes in a string and returns a different promise based on the string

I have a function that takes in a string and based on the string hits different APIs to fetch images. I have solved it by writing an interface and then as the return type of the function, it returns a ...
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Get images for PDFs from URLs

I Have the below code that gets urls of PDF files, send them to a convert function and returns them as images, is there a way to make this code more readable? Is there a way to avoid functions ...
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NodeJS promise loop through all files in directory

I am trying to re-organise my mp3 collection based on its id3 meta data into folders based on the artist. I'm new to nodeJs and more importantly promises. I was hoping I could get some feedback on my ...
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Mini JavaScript thread pool with maximum number of concurrently running tasks

I wrote this mini thread pool in JavaScript that takes a maximum number of concurrently running tasks and runs them in the order it was given. I appreciate any feedback or review. Thank you. ...
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Starting with asynchronous JS and promises

I've learn to code almost alone, so I really need some ideas/advice, as it started to get really difficult to advance. Because this is mostly server side, I can't provide a running snippet, but yet it'...
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Rewriting this function to use `promises` instead of `async: false`

Using parse.com's javascript API, I would like to get a variable number or images from img tags on a page and save those images in the currently logged in user's ...
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await user input with async/await syntax

for clarity: moved here from stackoverflow after being pointed to Code Review being the better place for this question I love async/await and Promises since I got my hands on them. And I might be ...
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Send message and wait for receive while using async/await and promises the proper way

I have this working code, but sendAndReceive function looks ugly/smelly to me. Eslint complains about using await inside a loop, and using ...
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Passing data from one promise to another using then

I'm trying to get an object with ratings and titles properties: ...
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Node.js package that retrieves data from an API, formats it and sends it out via email to a distribution list

I've created a Node.js package that retrieves data from Icinga (a monitoring platform), formats it and passes it off to a class that generates some HTML and then sends it all out as an email. The ...
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Implementing Passport authentication with promises

Here is code implementing Passport authentication with a Google Strategy. It uses Mongoose to store and retrieve user data. You might need to be familiar with both of these technologies to review ...
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Go language implementation of js promise static method

I try to implement the features of the js Promise using Go. Currently, I had implemented Promise.all(), Promise.allSettled() and ...
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Correctly using promises with node-mysql

I have been trying to do a simple query and return the results with node-mysql however I had several problems. Originally I wrote it where there was no promise, but ...
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Am I using the same Typescript variable? [closed]

I am passing a in as a parameter and want to return b. This works, however I feel like it is wrong because I shouldn't have to ...
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Input a web page with poker events, output a gcal compatible CSV file

This script takes input from poker tournament pages at pokeratlas dot com, and outputs a CSV file that I can import to Google Calendar, listing each of the tournament events, start time, location, and ...
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Handling Promise that resolves but returns a 404

This is in a node and express API. I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle Promises that resolve, but return a 404 response. I have a method which uses node-fetch to make a POST call to update ...
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Extending native JavaScript Promise with cancellation support

Updated, below is a more current and simple version of this. Also, if you track the progress of TC39's "ECMAScript Cancellation" proposal, this thread might be worth checking out. I'm ...
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Optimisation potential when using deferred/promises and looping

I am fairly inexperienced when it comes to jQuery/JavaScript, so although the following code works, I am just looking to understand if my use of looping, deferred/promises etc could be optimised at ...
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AngularJS recursive function call with $timeout

I have created a recursive function call in AngularJS and just wonder if is there a better way to solve this problem? The code works perfectly. My code is the following: ...
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Pseudo Promise.all() polyfill

A few years back I interviewed with a company for a Javascript position. After a couple of warm-up challenges I was presented with this: Please write a function that calls back with ...
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Promise-based HTTP abstraction layer

I am currently working in a project based on a microservices architecture pattern. Services are wired up by HTTP calls. They eventually call each others for fetching or putting some data. I am ...
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Function to find user's region based on GPS coordinates

I've made an algorithm/ function to get a user's region based on their GPS coordinates. It primarily looks for big cites and counties for the region and the state for the outer region eg. orange ...
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A thread-safe typed Promise implementation in Java for Android

Introduction I've created a typed Promise implementation in Java for Android, borrowing ideas from this article for a JavaScript implementation, by Forbes Lindesay. To allow for "asynchronicity", my ...
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Implement jquery like functions addClass, removeClass and delay in Javascript

Assume $ is not the browser. Now have to implement $, it will take a string, which is a query, it will use the querySelector to select the element. (Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/...
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Stack Exchange rev​iew queue notifications

A couple of days ago a user in chat asked us to spend more time in the queues. Kick starting my desire to get notifications for new items in the queues. Reviewing the queues has been something I've ...
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Best approach on handling function that returns either a promise or just synchronous code [closed]

I wrote some code and I'm trying to get some feedback on it. I'll try to summerize the essential only. I have a function that based on a condition returns a promise or something else: ...
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JavaScript promise optional chaining [closed]

I've wrote a piece of code today that really make me sick about: ...
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Asynchronous iterator for AngularJS

I wrote this as a convenient way to batch together multiple, repetitive AJAX calls. I was working in angular at the time, so I use the $q service, but I'm sure it ...
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Implementing `Promise.all()`

I took a stab at implementing Promise.all(): ...
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Is returning promise form angular service bad?

What is the problem when I return a promise from angular service instead of Observable? If it's a matter of any manipulation or side-effect, that I can easily do ...
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Implementation of Promise.race [closed]

I took a stab at implementing Promise.race(): ...
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Cloud Function: Deleting from both Firestorage and Firestore in a kind of "batch"

I've written code that deletes a "post" the user has sent with my Android app. A "post" is made of an image (stored in Firestorage) named A, of a Firestore document named B which is the user UID (this ...

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