77 Minutes

With Microservices and other forms of distributed computing becoming commonplace, programming asynchronous applications effectively is highly critical. JavaScript took a bold step to favor asynchrony over multithreading. However, the way we write asynchronous code in JavaScript has evolved over the years. In this presentation, we will discuss the issues with callbacks, what promises had in store, why that too has fallen out of use, and take a close look at using the async and await feature. Learn from live-coded examples that illustrate the concepts and improve the way you write your own JavaScript applications.

Speaker Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book, Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at https://www.agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him on twitter at @venkat_s.

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