Problem with Promises

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Fellow JavaScripters, it's time to admit it: we have a problem with promises.

No, not with promises themselves. Promises, as defined by the A+ spec, are awesome.

The big problem, which has revealed itself to me over the course of the past year, as I've watched numerous programmers struggle with the PouchDB API and other promise-heavy APIs, is this:

Many of us are using promises without really understanding them.