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How to handle asynchronous calls in an offline application

I'm using an offline application's javascript API and I'd like to know if I can use deferred objects to handle the callbacks. The API calls do not use HTTP, the calls are to and from the applications ...
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What determines which Javascript functions are blocking vs non-blocking?

I have been doing web-based Javascript (vanilla JS, jQuery, Backbone, etc.) for a few years now, and recently I've been doing some work with Node.js. It took me a while to get the hang of ...
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How can NodeJS be “non-blocking”?

I'm learning NodeJS and just wanted to clarify something. In several introductory tutorials and books so far, very early on they've described Node's "non-blocking" architecture - or rather that it's ...
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How does Javascript code become asynchronous when using callbacks?

I've been doing a lot of reading online trying to figure out how to write asynchronous JavaScript code. One of the techniques that has come up a lot in my research is to use callbacks. While I ...
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Is it possible to half-way synchronize javascript functions that include async calls?

I am wondering if there exists a way to half way synchronize javascript functions, where data is requested on the fly. I don't want to make it purely blocking (which I guess is impossible), I just ...