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Async is a Lie

By Chris Tankersley

One of the more popular programming topics over the last few years has been the idea of “async programming.” Async programming is touted as a way to speed up applications by avoiding issues that normally stall a program. When an application hits an operation that prohibits anything else from happening, this is called a “blocking operation.” A blocking operation blocks all other execution until it finishes. by Chris Tankersley

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This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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