Javascript: Promise(ES6):

A Promise is a proxy for a value not necessarily known when the promise is created. It allows you to associate handlers with an asynchronous action's eventual success value or failure reason. This lets asynchronous methods return values like synchronous methods: instead of immediately returning the final value, the asynchronous method returns a promise to supply the value at some point in the future.

A Promise is in one of these states:

  • pending: initial state, neither fulfilled nor rejected.
  • fulfilled: meaning that the operation completed successfully.
  • rejected: meaning that the operation failed.

A pending promise can either be fulfilled with a value, or rejected with a reason (error). When either of these options happens, the associated handlers queued up by a promise’s thenmethod are called. (If the promise has already been fulfilled or rejected when a corresponding handler is attached, the handler will be called, so there is no race condition between an asynchronous operation completing and its handlers being attached.)

As the Promise.prototype.then() and Promise.prototype.catch() methods return promises, they can be chained.

Promise: The Promise object represents the eventual completion (or failure) of an asynchronous operation, and its resulting value.

Example:

var promise1 = new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {

setTimeout(function() {

resolve(‘foo’);

}, 300);

});

promise1.then(function(value) {

console.log(value);

// expected output: “foo”

});

console.log(promise1);

// expected output: [object Promise]

Creating a Promise :

A Promise object is created using the new keyword and its constructor. This constructor takes as its argument a function, called the "executor function". This function should take two functions as parameters. The first of these functions (resolve) is called when the asynchronous task completes successfully and returns the results of the task as a value. The second (reject) is called when the task fails, and returns the reason for failure, which is typically an error object.

const myFirstPromise = new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
// do something asynchronous which eventually calls either:
//
// resolve(someValue); // fulfilled
// or
// reject("failure reason"); // rejected
});

To provide a function with promise functionality, simply have it return a promise:

function myAsyncFunction(url) {
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
const xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.open("GET", url);
xhr.onload = () => resolve(xhr.responseText);
xhr.onerror = () => reject(xhr.statusText);
xhr.send();
});
}

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