Archive for the ‘generators’ Category

How to Read Big Files with PHP (Without Killing Your Server)

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It’s not often that we, as PHP developers, need to worry about memory management. The PHP engine does a stellar job of cleaning up after us, and the web server model of short-lived execution contexts means even the sloppiest code has no long-lasting ...

Simplifying Asynchronous Coding with Async Functions

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The debut of Promises in JavaScript has lit the internet on fire—they help developers break out of callback hell and solve a lot of problems that have plagued the asynchronous code of JavaScript programmers everywhere. Promises are far from flawless,...

Memory Performance Boosts with Generators and Nikic/Iter

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Arrays, and by extension iteration, are fundamental parts to any application. And like the complexity of our applications, how we use them should evolve as we gain access to new tools. New tools, like generators, for instance. First came arrays. Then w...

Asynchronous APIs Using the Fetch API and ES6 Generators

ECMAScript 6 (a.k.a. ECMAScript 2015 or ES6) brings a number of new features to JavaScript which will make the language a good fit for large applications. One of these features is better support for asynchronous programming using promises and generator...