In this article, you will learn how you can simplify your callback or Promise based Node.js application with async functions (async/await).
Asynchronous language constructs have been around in other languages for a while, like async/await in C#, coroutines in Kotlin and goroutines in Go. With the release of Node.js 8, the long awaited async functions have landed in Node.js as well.
By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to answer the following question too:
What are async functions in Node?
Async function declarations return an
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AsyncFunction object. These are similar to
Generator-s in the sense that their execution can be halted. The only difference is that they always return a