January 28, 2021

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Looking Back at Deno in 2020 — 2020 was a bad year for many but a good year for Deno as it’s when it began to hit the mainstream with its 1.0 release. This post goes through Deno’s 2020 month by month. The Deno core team is also keen for you to complete this survey so they can get a better idea of who’s using Deno.

Bartek Iwańczuk, Ryan Dahl

Deno 1.7 Released — Boasts many new features, some stabilizations, and improvements to existing APIs and tooling. You can now use data: URLs in imports and workers. deno compile is more efficient with support for cross compilation and ~60% reduced compiled executables(!) and there’s a new Deno.resolveDns API for making DNS queries. Plus, naturally, a lot more.

Bartek Iwańczuk and Luca Casonato

Introduction to Aleph: The React Framework in Deno — A framework aiming to offer you the best developer experience in building modern web applications with React while using Deno for the server side of things.

Nathan Sebhastian

Denomander 0.8: Deno Command-Line Interfaces Made Easy — The name sounds a bit awkward but is a play on Commander, a library for building command line apps with Node.

Apostolos Siokas

Harmony 1.0: An Easy to Use Discord API Library for Deno — Now with sharding support and claims to cover all of Discord's REST APIs.


Deno Version Manager 1.4: A Way to Manage Multiple Active Deno Versions


deno-postgres 0.5.0: A PostgreSQL Driver for Deno

Deno Drivers

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. 1.7.0 has been added.

Andy Hayden