Date: 9th September 2020 TechExeter
Track: 2 Type of session: Talk
Start Time: 15:00 Level: No prior knowledge / entry-level

A first look at Deno

Note: Speaker information is preliminary and subject to change

Node.js is a cross-platform JavaScript runtime developed by Ryan Dahl using Chrome's V8 engine. It has been one of the most successful web technologies of the past decade. Deno is a new cross-platform JavaScript runtime developed by Ryan Dahl using Chrome's V8 engine. In this talk, Craig discusses why Deno was released, how it differs from Node.js, and the exciting features it introduces. He'll also try and pronounce it correctly.

Session takeaways

  • an overview of both Node.js and Deno JavaScript runtimes
  • Deno differences, advantages, and disadvantages
  • should developers dump Node.js for Deno?

Bio

Craig is a freelance developer, author, and speaker who's been working on the web a long, long time. He's consulted for companies, authored some books, delivered video courses, and written a ridiculous number of tutorials for SitePoint.com and others. For the past few years, he's been banging on about web tools and performance to anyone who will listen.


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