Node.js rival Deno emphasises security
3 February 2020 | 0
The to-do list for Deno 1.0 includes the following items:
- Dynamic import.
- Support for d.ts files.
- A mechanism to call into the Rust language.
- Faster speed for the web server.
- Loading of TypeScript dependencies in parallel.
- The addition of signal handler APIs.
Dahl suspects the transition to Deno will be akin to the transition from GCC (Gnu C Compiler) to Clang/LLVM, where LLVM saw little usage until it offered feature parity with GCC, and then everyone switched.
The Deno development team publishes internal parts of Deno, which was written in Rust, on crates.io, the Rust package registry. In addition to a deno-core crate there is deno-typescript, which allows developers to compile and “snapshot” TypeScript code. Deno developers also have built a crate featuring raw V8 bindings in Rust.
Weekly Deno releases are made available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
IDG News Service