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Why I’m learning Deno

As a CTO of an IT services company, I’m always on the lookout for rising technologies to give us an edge in crafting software for our clients. Recently, I’ve started learning Deno and I’m excited about its potential for five reasons.

First, Deno is Node.js without the node modules issue. With Node.js, your machine gets cluttered with countless node modules directories. Deno eliminates this problem, keeping your workspace clean.

Second, Deno offers a full-stack solution. Because Node.js focuses on backend, it requires React or Vue to do frontend stuff. With a full-stack framework called Fresh, you can develop both backend and frontend applications with Deno.

Third, Deno’s tooling is outstanding. The single ecosystem includes development, testing, compilation, and cloud deployment – no need to juggle multiple tools or languages. This streamlined approach makes life easier for developers.

Fourth, Deno is truly cloud-native. You can develop for AWS Lambda, Azure Function, Google Cloud, or other Edge Functions (like for Supabase)– all using just Deno. With its own deployment platform and compatibility with other cloud providers like AWS and DigitalOcean, it’s a versatile choice.

Lastly, you can compile your app into a single binary, just like Go and Rust allow. This means not only can you deploy on any cloud provider, but you also have the added advantage of distributing your app as a single binary.

I believe Deno could revolutionize the way we approach software development by offering a cleaner workspace, full stack capabilities, seamless tooling integration, cloud-native functionality, and database versatility. That’s why I’m so excited about Deno and have started learning it. Keep an eye out for more Deno posts from me.