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Javascript Promise in Bullet Points

02 Feb 2017

  • promise.then(undefined, onRejected) is exactly the same as promise.catch(onRejected).

  • Build your own way of handling return value(like return a reason code) when promise chain is complicated. For example, if the promise chain continues after catch(), you need to handle return value from both previous then()s and catch()s

  • Instead of new Promise(), use Promise.resolve() to start promise chain

  • Deferred is just a wrapper of promise, it resolve() or reject() wherever you need in your code, while promise resolve() or reject() inside callbacks

  • promise chain works because each .then() or .catch() return a new promise

  • To use promise in IE8 and below, replace promise.catch() with promise['catch']()

  • In Promise.race, other promises won’t stop or abort when first promise get fullfilled

  • There is NO abort in ES6 Promise, while some libraries(bluebird) DO implement abort. Of course, you can implement it with lines of code like this gist

  • ES6 Promise comes from Promise/A+, which comes from CommonJS group(famous for CommonJS module spec)

  • When unhandled rejection happens in promise callbacks, all you see is something like Promise rejected with no stack info.

  • a promise visualization