Deno vs. Node

Deno vs. Node

This article goes over the core differences between Deno and Node.js.


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Deno improves upon Node.js in some significant ways.


Modules are loaded directly from URLs and cached locally.

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This allows the decentralization of packages by removing reliance on npm and enabling developers to self-host their packages.

Consequently, this removes the need for package.json and node_modules, and allows programs to run in the browser since there is no reliance on build tools like Webpack.


Because code is executed in a sandbox, the Deno runtime has no access to the file system and the network. Flags like --allow-write and --allow-net can be used to explicitly enable access.

In addition to the above features, Deno supports TypeScript out of the box and has a built-in formatter for code similar to ESLint for Node.js.