December 10, 2020

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Deno 1.6 Released: You Can Now Build Executables — Perhaps the biggest feature announcement since 1.0 is that Deno can now build self contained, standalone binaries! It's considered 'unstable' though so you need to use a flag and there are some limitations for now:

  • no Web Workers support (yet)
  • no dynamic imports
  • no V8 flag customizations
  • no virtual filesystem for assets
  • no cross platform compilation

Oh, and the binaries produced are pretty meaty, too, with a 'hello world' example clocking in at over 40 megabytes (and, no, it didn't work after using upx to compress it), but it's something, it's here, and it opens up some extra neat extra opportunities for building and distributing JavaScript-powered tooling in future.

There’s also a new, built-in language server to improve your editing experience, plus experimental support for Arm64 for those recently released M1-based Macs.

Iwańczuk, Casonato, and Dahl

Lume: A Static Site Generator for Deno“lume is the Galician word for fire, but also a (yet another) static site generator for Deno.” Inspired by similar tools like Jekyll and Eleventy but boasts simplicity.


The Deno Discord Server — Did you know Deno has an official Discord server where you can chat and otherwise lurk with thousands of other community members? If text chat is your thing, check it out.


Trex 1.4.0: An npm-Like Package Manager for Deno — You don’t need to use a package manager with Deno but if it makes you more comfortable.. check this out. With the new 1.4.0 release, it’s easier to keep it up to date with a trex upgrade command.

Crew Dev

postgres-deno: A Deno Extension for Postgres — Run TypeScript in your Postgres functions and triggers. Still very much a proof of concept but a neat idea and an alternative to plv8.


Useful Resources

We're going to keep some links to perennially useful posts and resources down here just while everyone is getting up to speed with the Deno community. There's nothing new here, so if you want to skip them – no problem! :-)

awesome-deno: A Curated List of Things Related to Deno


The Deno Third Party Modules Directory — Deno has its own official code hosting service for Deno libraries.


Deno Docker: Latest Dockerfiles and Images for Deno — Grab some Docker files here covering Alpine Linux, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. 1.6.0 has been added.

Andy Hayden