deferredjs

Cross platform, A+ 1.1.1 compliant promises.

Deferred.js

Cross platform, A+ 1.1.1 compliant promises.

A deferred is an object that represents a future value. Its purpose is to help simplify async programming patterns.

This package contains an implementation of the Promises/A+ specification.

For the purposes of this library, a deferred is an A+ compliant thenable that represents a future value. A promise is an interface to a deferred that prevents accidental resolution or rejection.

 
    ajax('api.somesite.com').then(saveToDb).then(printToUser, handleError)
 

For more detailed usage guides and API specifications, see the docs directory.

This package is published through NPM under the name 'deferredjs':

$ npm install deferredjs

Once installed, simply Deferred = require("deferredjs").Deferred.

This module uses browserify to create a browser compatible module. The default grunt workflow for this project will generate both a full and minified browser script in a build directory which can be included as a <script> tag:

<script src="deferred.browser.min.js"></script>

The package is exposed via the global name 'deferredjs'.

Running the npm test command will kick off the default grunt workflow. This will lint using jslint, run the mocha/expect tests, generate a browser module, and run the community specification tests.

This project is released and distributed under an MIT License.

Copyright (C) 2013 Kevin Conway

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copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
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All code must validate against JSlint.

Mocha plus expect. All tests and functionality must run in Node.js and the browser.

All contribution to this project are protected by the contributors agreement detailed in the CONTRIBUTING file. All contributors should read the file before contributing, but as a summary:

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