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Discussion on: Fresh – Is this new Javascript framework the Node-killer?

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peerreynders • Edited on

Deno will run JavaScript just fine and by default it simply strips the type annotations from TypeScript; it doesn't type check unless explicitly directed to do so. It's still based on V8 which is purely a JavaScript engine. I believe it's the WebAssembly portion where Deno leads the way. That's why there are opinions that WebAssembly will have a greater impact on the server/edge than on the client side.

So in a production deploy it still makes sense to output JavaScript.

TypeScript by default is seen as a plus but Deno can be successful even if TypeScript goes extinct.

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Aurélien Delogu

Interesting, I didn't know that, thanks!