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Back to Basics: What are Callbacks in JavaScript?

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When learning JavaScript, it doesn't take long until you encounter callbacks. These might seem strange and mysterious to beginners, yet it is very important to understand how they work in order to harness the power of the language. In this article I wi...

A Beginner Splurge in Node.js

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It's 3 a.m., hands over the keyboard while staring at an empty console. The bright prompt over a dark backdrop ready, yearning to take in commands. Want to hack up Node.js for a little while? One of the exciting news about Node.js is that it runs anywh...

An Introduction into Event Loops in PHP

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PHP developers are always waiting for something. Sometimes we’re waiting for requests to remote services. Sometimes we’re waiting for databases to return rows from a complex query. Wouldn’t it be great if we could do other things during all that ...