Event Loop, Async and Sync – Part 1

What is an event loop?

You’ve probably heard this term before, but maybe you didn’t fully understand the meaning and purpose behind it. As a new web developer, the almighty event loop will be your best friend at work for many years to come…unless you have a generous co-worker who brings in gourmet coffee every morning.

Bread and butter...just like event loops!

Event loops are really the bread and butter of your application. They tie everything together from the moment you receive a page request until the web server returns a response to the browser.

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Dot Com, 1996, and the birth of my e-life.

Three things that ultimately led up to me writing this post 21 years later.

This wasn’t an easy journey – several cases of SURGE energy drinks, 6+ Macbook Pros, a small one year stint with a “PC,” six years at university, and so much more.

What’s the point? Well, it’s pretty simple actually – I’m living proof that you ultimately follow your passion, or fail miserably when you don’t.

Society would tell you that you need to go to school, find a 9-5 job, and work for “the man” for 20+ years. If your soul is telling you to follow a different direction, then stop wasting time denying yourself the ability to fulfill your purpose in life.

During the past couple of months, I’ve reflected on what’s most important to me. I’ve also spent a lot of time speaking with people of younger generations – those who grew up with Facebook, Google, and the iPhone. What technologies will be important to them a few years down the road when they hit my age (33)? Answering this question is a driving force behind the work that I’m doing at MOOLAble.