# Avoid Synchronous Functions in Node.js

## tl;dr

Most synchronous methods in Node.js (statSync, readFileSync, etc.) have asynchronous alternatives (via callback). Using util.promisify can easily make these methods async/await compatible. Using the Promise-based equivalents can greatly speed up your application. In fact, I'd argue there's never a need for the . . .

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February 29, 2020

# WebSequenceDiagrams.com TypeScript Client

### https://gist.github.com/rclayton-the-terrible/493cd0811542ff9693ac02746517ba71

TL;DR - TypeScript Client Gist: https://gist.github.com/rclayton-the-terrible/493cd0811542ff9693ac02746517ba71

If you are not familiar with WebSequenceDiagrams, it's an excellent tool for creating sequence diagrams for planning software flows. If you are not familiar with sequence diagrams, a quick Google search will . . .