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Published: Apr 24, 2019
Apr 2019

As a group we have mixed feelings about programming in JavaScript on the server side, especially when the rationale for doing so is simply to avoid polyglot programming. That said, if you decide to use JavaScript or TypeScript on the server, have a look at Deno. Written by Ryan Dahl, the inventor of Node.js, Deno aims to avoid what Ryan considers mistakes that were made in Node.js. It brings a strict sandbox system and built-in dependency and package management, and it supports TypeScript out of the box. Deno is built using Rust and V8.