What You’ll Learn in This Hour:
• How callbacks are used in Node.js
• The difference between synchronous and asynchronous programming
• What an event loop is
If you are familiar with using jQuery, you are probably using callbacks on a regular basis. A callback is a function that is passed as an argument to another function and is generally called when the first function is finished. In the following jQuery example, a paragraph tag is hidden using jQuery’s
hide() method. This method takes an optional argument of a callback function. If a callback function is given as an argument, it will be called when the hiding of the paragraph is complete. This ...