What Is the Difference Between Debouncing & Throttling

Hellow Coders

When I came to know about throttling and debouncing, I would often get confused between them. In this article, I will explain the differences between debouncing & throttling. If you don’t know what is debouncing or throttling, I would recommend you to read my article on debouncing & throttling before proceeding further.

Let’s See The Difference Between Debouncing & Throttling

Debouncing

  • Debounce Make Sure That Function Won’t Be Called Until Specified Time
  • For Example If A User Continuesly Clicks The Button You Only Call Original Function After The Last Click Or Difference Between Two Click IS More Than Specified Delay.
  • Debouncing Is Used In Input Validation Where You Triggers Validation Only After The Last KeyPress Event Occures
  • Groups Multiple Function Call To Single One.

Throttling

  • Throttling Ensures A Number Of Times Function Will Be Called In Given Interval
  • For Example If A User Continuesly Clicks The Button You Only Call Original Function Once Every Specified Time
  • Throttling Is Used When User Changes Screen Size Or Scroll Events Where You Limit Number Of Execution In Specified Interval.
  • Ensures Regular Function Call Every Given Milliseconds.

End Note :

I hope now you have a better understanding of debouncing & throttling. Let me know in the comment below other differences you know.

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