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Async javascript self loading function

Async Javascript

async is the new callback.

Self Calling Function

A self calling asynchronous function in Javascript

I use this when I need to run a single bit of code and I need it to be asynchronous. So for example this could be all by itself in index.js and I can run it using node index.js

function someAsyncFunction() {
    return 'results from someAsyncFunction()';
}

(async ()=>{
    console.log('I am asynchronous!');
    let result = await someAsyncFunction();
    console.log({result});
    console.log('done!');
})();

Error Handling

Reference

Async + Await Error Handling Strategies

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