|Deno 1.28 Stabilizes NPM Compatibility|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2022|
Deno uses V8 and is built in Rust. It is described as secure by default as it has no file, network, or environment access, unless explicitly enabled. Deno was created by the same developer who created node.js - Ryan Dahl - and its name is a rearrangement of the letters in node.
The stable npm compatibility means developers can now import over 1.3 million npm modules in Deno, and the team says this means developers can use their favorite persistent data modules such as Prisma, Mongoose, and MySQL, as well as frontend frameworks such as React and Vue.
"Importing npm modules is done through URLs in a standard compliant fashion - we continue to move towards a browser-compatible future, where you're using web APIs such as fetch, Request, and Response. Now, Deno is taking npm a step forward by allowing you to access your favorite modules in a modern, secure programming environment."
While the aim is to make as many npm modules compatible with Deno as possible, the team points out that some modules may not be compatible (yet) due to some edge cases that haven't been encountered, post-install scripts, or assumptions a few packages make about executing in a folder with a typical Node setup. Work will continue over the next few months to seek out and fix any problems.
Deno 1.28 is available now.
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