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05.06.2017

ES 8 Async & await: Rewriting our asynchronous functions

In this tech talk, Stefanie Sulzer covers two new Javascript keywords introduced in EcmaScript 8 (2017): Async and await. They are native javascript tools for writing asynchronous functions. She introduces syntax and covers correct usage and benefits given that they are still promise-based functions. Then, she introduces the concept of iterators, leading into the ES6 concept of genertors, so as to discuss a possible ES6 implementation of asyn and await that involves using generators and promises. Featured is a mock up of the popular npm library, co.

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