Node Setimmediate vs Process Nexttick

The names of this two are counter intuitive since their behavior seems backwards. setImmediate is executed after nextTick.

You might have used before a setTimeout with a time of 0 for instance to postpone emitting an event. setImmediate and nextTick have the same effect but there is a subtle difference.

Both are executed after the current execution context and lack a second argument for time.

The callback for setImmediate is queued after I/O callbacks- and has a cancelImmediate.

The callback for process.nextTick is executed before I/O or timer callbacks and ahead of the event queue.