Issue #103

The biggest news of the week may be the official V1 release of Deno, the server-side JavaScript runtime created by Ryan Dahl, announced in this blog post.

It’s often considered as the sequel of Node.js as it fixes or improves a lot of points, taking advantage of 10 years of experience and iterations with Node.js.

Among the main features:

  • TypeScript compiler is included by default (but you can write code in regular JavaScript)
  • No centralized package manager, any JavaScript dependency can be loaded from any URL
  • The “standard library” provides solutions for common needs that usually require the installation of packages in Node.js
  • Deno uses as much as possible standards from the web (Example: the fetch API)
  • Files imported using the ECMAScript modules
  • Built-in test runner and debugger

The ecosystem around Deno is quite young but expect things to change a lot, given the buzz around Deno.

The project has grown a lot since the first time we mentioned in the issue number 2, 2 years ago. Time flies!

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