Don’t Try This at Home: Synchronous I/O in Node.js

Node.js is famously a JavaScript runtime that encourages using asynchronous operations wherever possible – but what happens when you really, really need to do synchronous I/O? Anna gives an overview over the – surprisingly many – different ways to achieve this, and what we can learn about how the language and Node.js internals work from them.

Anna Henningsen
32 min

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