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Asynchronous JavaScript function

function helloWorld() { return new Promise(resolve => { setTimeout(() => { resolve('Hello World!'); }, 2000); }); } const msg = async function() { //Async Function Expression const msg = await helloWorld(); console.log('Message:', msg); } const msg1 = async () => { //Async Arrow Function const msg = await helloWorld(); console.log('Message:', msg); } msg(); // Message: Hello World! <-- after 2 seconds msg1(); // Message: Hello World! <-- after 2 seconds

An asynchronous JavaScript function can be created with the async keyword before the function name, or before () when using the async arrow function. An async function always returns a promise.

Async Await
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    Often in web development, we need to handle asynchronous actions— actions we can wait on while moving on to other tasks. We make requests to networks, databases, or any number of similar oper…
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    The async keyword is used to write functions that handle asynchronous actions. We wrap our asynchronous logic inside a function prepended with the async keyword. Then, we invoke that function. asy…
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    In the last exercise, we covered the async keyword. By itself, it doesn’t do much; async functions are almost always used with the additional keyword await inside the function body. The await key…
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    We’ve seen that the await keyword halts the execution of an async function until a promise is no longer pending. Don’t forget the await keyword! It may seem obvious, but this can be a tricky mistak…
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    The true beauty of async…await is when we have a series of asynchronous actions which depend on one another. For example, we may make a network request based on a query to a database. In that cas…
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    When .catch() is used with a long promise chain, there is no indication of where in the chain the error was thrown. This can make debugging challenging. With async…await, we use try…catch sta…
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    Remember that await halts the execution of our async function. This allows us to conveniently write synchronous-style code to handle dependent promises. But what if our async function contains mult…
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    Another way to take advantage of concurrency when we have multiple promises which can be executed simultaneously is to await a Promise.all(). We can pass an array of promises as the argument to P…
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    Awesome work getting the hang of the async…await syntax! Let’s review what you’ve learned: + async…await is syntactic sugar built on native JavaScript promises and generators. + We declare an …

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