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    Kyle Simpson is Director of Web Futures at Getify Solutions, where he envisions and evangelizes what's next for Open Web technologies, especially JS. He writes, speaks, teaches, and codes OSS.

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    Getting Concurrent With ES6 Generators

    If you've read and digested part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this blog post series, you're probably feeling pretty confident with ES6 generators at this point. Hopefully you're inspired to really push the envelope and see what you can do with...

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    Going Async With ES6 Generators

    Now that you've seen ES6 generators and are more comfortable with them, it's time to really put them to use for improving our real-world code. The main strength of generators is that they provide a single-threaded, synchronous-looking code style, while allowing you to hide the...

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    Diving Deeper With ES6 Generators

    If you're still unfamiliar with ES6 generators, first go read and play around with the code in "Part 1: The Basics Of ES6 Generators". Once you think you've got the basics down, now we can dive into some of the deeper details. Error Handling One of the...

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    The Basics Of ES6 Generators

    One of the most exciting new features coming in JavaScript ES6 is a new breed of function, called a generator. The name is a little strange, but the behavior may seem a lot stranger at first glance. This article aims to explain the basics of how...

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    asynquence: More Than Just Promises (Part 2)

    asynquence Is Promises As we saw in part 1, asynquence is a wrapper abstraction on top of promises, as sequences. A single-step sequence approximates a promise, though they're not identically compatible. However, that's no big deal, since asynquence can both consume and vend standard promises/thenables...

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    asynquence: The Promises You Don’t Know Yet (Part 1)

    on("before", start) Normally, my blog posts (and training workshops, for that matter!) are intended to teach something, and in the process I highlight projects that I've written to explore and experiment in that area. I find that to be an effective aid to teaching. However, this blog post...

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    JS Objects: De”construct”ion

    In part 1 of this article series (which you should totally go read if you haven't yet!), I revisited an idea not original to me: JS doesn't have "inheritance" in the traditional sense, and what it does have is more appropriately labeled "behavior delegation" -- the...

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    JS Objects: Distractions

    In part 1 of this article series, I went into great detail (aka, wordiness) about the differences between what the traditional definition of "inheritance" means and how JS's [[Prototype]] mechanism works. We saw that JS operates oppositely to "inheritance", being better labeled as "behavior delegation". If you haven't read...

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    JS Objects: Inherited a Mess

    year 2013: Haskell people are still writing monad tutorials, JavaScript people are still trying to explain inheritance. — Vyacheslav Egorov (@mraleph) April 12, 2013 As sad a criticism on JS as that quote is, it's quite true. (I have no perspective on Haskell or Monads, so I'm...