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JavaScript Asynchronous Programming with JavaScript Understanding Promises Handle Multiple Promises with Promise.all

Samuel Kleos
Samuel Kleos
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 12,719 Points

Does promise.all() produce an array of objects, or an array-like collection?

All this promise stuff is quite foreign, but it's certainly interesting.

I can understand that every time a request is made to a server, you might need to generate a promise to manipulate the data returned as a promise object with .resolve().

What I don't understand is the nature of the data being delivered to resolve() when the Promise.all() method is applied.

function getProfiles(json) {
    const profiles = json.people.map( person => {
        return getJSON(wikiUrl+person.name);
    return Promise.all(profiles);

What do promises actually return to the resolve placeholder when Promise.all() is called?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

The Promise.all() static method converts the array of promises into a single Promise. The new promise is resolved only when all of the individual promises given to it have resolved, or is rejected when any one of them rejects.

When successful, it returns an array of all the individual fulfillment values.

For more details, see the MDN page on Promise.all().