April 15, 2021

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Deno 1.9 Released — The Deno team is on fire recently and while this isn't quite as big a release as 1.6, there are quite a few things pushing Deno forward:

  • A native HTTP/2-compliant Web server which trumps both std/http and Node's implementation in basic benchmarks.
  • Support for blob and data URLs, working much like it does in the browser.
  • Enhancements to the Deno Language Server allowing you to get import completions in VS Code.
  • Significantly faster calls into Rust code resulting in speedups all over the place.
  • Stablization of several APIs, and more.

The Deno Team

Hacker News Discusses Deno — The comments on Hacker News around the release of Deno 1.9 (above) made for an interesting diversion of their own as people tried to explain Deno to others (quite well too, IMO) and shared their concerns with it. If you can tolerate HN, there are some useful bits of discussion in here.

Hacker News

▶  How to Deploy a Deno App to Heroku

Seasoned Developer

Wocket: A WebSocket Library for Deno

Drash Land

deno-nessie: A Modular Deno Library for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB and SQLite Migrations

Halvard Mørstad

Wizard: Minimal Jest-like Unit Testing Framework for Deno


Parsec: A Tiny Body Parser for Deno — Supports JSON and URL encoded body parsing.


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.

Andy Hayden