[Quick Scan]Promises – JavaScript

Promises provide a simpler alternative for executing, composing, and managing asynchronous operations when compared to traditional callback-based approaches. They also allow you to handle asynchronous errors using approaches that are similar to synchronous try/catch
Promise represents the result of a asynchronous transactions.  A Promise represents an operation that hasn’t completed yet, but is expected in the future. It allows you to associate handlers to an asynchronous action’s eventual success value or failure reason. This lets asynchronous methods return values like synchronous methods: instead of the final value, the asynchronous method returns a promise of having a value at some point in the future.

A promise is in one of three different states:

  • pending – The initial state of a promise.
  • fulfilled – The state of a promise representing a successful operation.
  • rejected – The state of a promise representing a failed operation.
Once a promise is fulfilled or rejected, it is immutable (i.e. it can never change again).
In short- Helps you write/manage asynchronous calls easily