May 13, 2020

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Welcome to the first issue of Deno Weekly that we've actually sent.. and we've sent it right now because Deno 1.0 has just shipped — hurrah!

We're still getting the lay of the Deno land so this newsletter will continue to evolve and become more structured over time as the ecosystem matures. This week, however, it's all about the release and a grab bag of other things we've stumbled across 😄

Thanks for joining us on this fun new experiment!
— Peter Cooper

Deno 1.0 Released — Billed as “a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript”, Deno is perhaps the most exciting release in the JavaScript ecosystem in the past year or two. We look forward to seeing how it shakes things up and have enjoyed our experiments with it so far.

A neat late tweak to 1.0 is that the TypeScript support has been updated to TypeScript 3.9 support which came out earlier this week.

An all new design for the official site has just dropped too. Looking good!

Deno Project

The Deno Handbook: A TypeScript Runtime Tutorial with Code Examples“In this post I want to get you up to speed with Deno quickly. We’ll compare it with Node.js, and build your first REST API with it.” A good walkthrough tutorial to get started with.

Flavio Copes

Deno 1.0: What You Need to Know — We linked this in issue 1, but since we didn’t send that to anyone and you might be keen to reflect upon what differentiates Deno from Node.. here it is again 😂

David Else

The Deno Third Party Modules Directory — Deno has its own official code hosting service for Deno libraries. You don’t have to use it but it’ll surely help to inspire confidence if you offer your own libraries there.


DenoPkg: Nicer URLs for Your GitHub-Hosted Deno Code? — Your mileage may vary here as you may not want a middleman in between your code and Deno, but this basically rewrites URLs so you can target in a nicer way.

Kevin Titor

Running Deno on Google Cloud Run — Cloud Run is a Google Cloud service that basically runs your containers in a serverless-esque fashion. So all you’ve got to do is wrap your Deno app up into a container and.. you’re off to the races .

Grant Timmerman

Code and Tools

Coward: Interact with Discord's API from Deno — Building a bot for a Discord server could be a pretty neat starter project and this will help you take some first steps.

Fox Cat

Velociraptor: An npm-style Script Runner for Deno — Remember, there is no npm in these Deno lands, but some npm-style conveniences certainly won’t hurt when you’ve got long CLI commands to enter..

Umberto Pepato

Deno SQLite Module — Uses a version of SQLite3 compiled to WebAssembly (WASM). There’s a Deno SQLite Playground too which is neat.

Tilman Roeder

Deno Worker for Azure Functions: Run Deno on Azure Functions — If you’re a fan of Azure’s serverless platform, this will help you get Deno up and running fast.

Anthony Chu

Servest: A Progressive HTTP Module Suite for Deno — One of the older Deno projects with 1.0 due to drop shortly after Deno 1.0’s release.

Yusuke Sakurai

deno-postgres: A PostgreSQL Driver — Unsurprisingly it’s a work in progress but the basics are in place.


Drash: A Dependency-Free REST Microframework for Deno — Borrows concepts from Flask, Laravel, and Tonic.

Eric Crooks et al.

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