Deno 1.0 – the new rival of Node.js?
Ryan Dhal created Node.js in 2009, and he’s recently announced the arrival of his latest baby, Deno.
In case you haven’t noticed, Deno is also an anagram of Node 😉
Deno, however, seems to also be less demanding than its predecessor. Indeed, it has addressed and solved problems that have remained unresolved with Node.js.
Deno can fill the gaps that exist in Node.js, especially in terms of security.
What strengths can we expect from Deno?
The deno.land site provides all the instructions for developers to install Deno.
This new language will not use the NPM package manager; it will directly load the modules by indexing the URLs and paths to the different files.
Deno already has many strengths:
- Secure by default: no access to files, the environment or the network is possible if access is not explicitly enabled,
- Deno infocode is an integrated dependency inspector,
- Deno provides a code trainer and audited standard modules.
- All of the asynchronous actions return a promise.