deno VS tsdx

Compare deno vs tsdx and see what are their differences.


A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript. (by denoland)


Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development (by jaredpalmer)
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deno tsdx
216 33
82,447 9,671
1.4% 2.3%
9.9 1.8
2 days ago 25 days ago
Rust JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of deno. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-13.
  • Is TypeScript inevitable future of webdev or will it die out some day?
    3 projects | | 13 May 2022
    Given that there is a proposal for adding static typing to JavaScript, based off the State of JS survey, and the fact that Deno has been released with first-class TypeScript support, I'd say it's not going anywhere soon.
  • When Will We Learn?
    1 project | | 13 May 2022
    > My understanding is that packages are not sandboxed, but your entire Deno process is. Meaning that if one part of my app requires full read/write access then any package included in my app also gets it. Is that correct?

    Yes. There has been a discussion on per dependency permissions several times but the conclusions is that it would be difficult to implement and get right semantically. See

  • Ecosystem and Frameworks: My Role at Netlify
    8 projects | | 11 May 2022
    I bring this up because I get to continue to work in open source in my role at Netlify. Edge functions use the amazing Deno project, a modern open-source runtime for JavaScript and Typescript.
  • D1: Cloudflare’s First SQL Database
    5 projects | | 11 May 2022
    You might want to consider adding Deno [1] to the language examples:

    Deno can compile to wasm, so it can plug in through that vertical. But it's just TS on the frontend.

    I'm mainly a python person, but Deno's been the most alluring development in the JS ecosystem since typescript for me. Might be helpful to you all to capture some steam from source.


  • One Hour with Deno
    2 projects | | 7 May 2022
    ❯ deno run --allow-net --allow-read ./main.ts error: Uncaught (in promise) NotFound: No such file or directory (os error 2), readdir 'middlewares' for await (const item of Deno.readDir(name)) { ^ at async Object.[Symbol.asyncIterator] (deno:runtime/js/30_fs.js:125:16) at async readFolder ([email protected]/bootstrap/middlewares.ts:8:20) at async initializeMiddlewares ([email protected]/bootstrap/middlewares.ts:27:3) at async createApp ([email protected]/mod.ts:19:3)
  • TMStats: Trackmania Tracker
    6 projects | | 3 May 2022
    Deno (in Appwrite Functions)
  • Criando uma API de páginas estáticas básica com Deno :t-rex:
    2 projects | | 28 Apr 2022
  • My thoughts on the TypeScript debate
    2 projects | | 28 Apr 2022
    To answer the first question "learn JS or TS" the answer has to be JS then TS. Nowadays to become a professional web application developer you need both. You first need a firm foundation in JS before adopting TS. After all, the web browser and Node do not understand TS (unlike Deno). When debugging code, you might have access to source maps that link the obfuscated JS code to the TS instructions but sometimes to need to delve deep into the JS and get as close to the JS processor as possible to discover the root cause of issues.
  • We're all living on it. But what exactly is The Edge?
    3 projects | | 27 Apr 2022
    Edge Functions are very much like serverless functions. You can write them using JavaScript or TypeScript, but instead of using Node.js under the hood, they are powered by Deno — an open source runtime built on web standards. With Netlify Edge Functions, you can transform HTTP Requests and Responses, stream server rendered content, and even run full server side rendered applications at The Edge!
  • Deno 1.21 Release
    1 project | | 21 Apr 2022
    Finally the road to make type checking at runtime opt-in has begun. Took them some time (173 releases) to discern arguments from noise ([^1], [^2]). But rather late than never.




Posts with mentions or reviews of tsdx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-06.
  • How to include dependent types in library build?
    2 projects | | 6 May 2022
    I'd just add the types as a dependency but if you want to bundle them then afaik can do it (though I have never tried).
  • Turborepo 1.2: High-performance build system for JavaScript & TypeScript monorepos
    1 project | | 9 Apr 2022
    We've tried to get answers / offer help over ( and over ( But each time we get no response. Each question is ignored.
  • How to create and publish a TypeScript package.
    2 projects | | 6 Feb 2022
    We will be using TSDX in this guide as it provides all the necessary dependencies. You can change the name currency-symbol-generator to your own package name, as it will generate a package.json with the same name.
  • Looking for a TSDX alternative - any recommendations 🙃?
    2 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    TSDX is no longer maintained - but it was really nice! Is there any project out there that does something similar?
  • trouble understanding/implementing tree shaking
    1 project | | 7 Jan 2022
    My company has a component library that we package up with tsdx, publish to our org's GitHub package registry, and consume in various applications. The library makes some use of icons from a package called @icons/material. Until recently, all icons were used by importing a default export, like:
  • Why TurboRepo Will Be The First Big Trend of 2022
    2 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    The origin story of TurboRepo started with this looongstanding open issue on TSDX from Nate Moore:
  • Understanding nouns with tinyplural
    3 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    TSDX is a great package for npm packages like this and even bundles with size-limit to check your gzipped final bundle size. Keeping a tiny package was really important to me so there are 0 dependencies and size-limit made me realise that simplifying all of my checking functions into 1 or 2 core functions that took options would be a better strategy and help reduce the code size.
  • How are you bundling a React Component Library?
    9 projects | | 12 Dec 2021
    At first i thought that this was THE solution but looking deeper at the source code, this tool is a wrapper around a wrapper around a wrapper.... Don't get me wrong, it probably works, but it's currently using a rollup configuration that was created in 2018, the package itself has not seen any updates in 17 months and has 106 open issues. Also the owner says himself that he's not able to work that much on it anymore and suggest to use TSDX which in return hasn't been updated in several months, many open issues and extensive customization is recommended with patch-package which already in itself is a red-flag :(
  • Awesome React Resources
    34 projects | | 4 Dec 2021
    tsdx - Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development
  • I tried to create a TypeScript monorepo, I give up.
    4 projects | | 4 Nov 2021
    I've had luck with for a component library. It's really easy to use and was able to publish to npm (self hosted nexus) pretty seemlessly!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing deno and tsdx you can also consider the following projects:

Microbundle - 📦 Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules.

typescript-language-server - TypeScript & JavaScript Language Server

ASP.NET Core - ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform .NET framework for building modern cloud-based web applications on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

turborepo - The High-performance Build System for JavaScript & TypeScript Codebases

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

esbuild - An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configurations for the Nvim LSP client

Koa - Expressive middleware for node.js using ES2017 async functions

create-react-app - Set up a modern web app by running one command.

zx - A tool for writing better scripts

twin.macro - 🦹‍♂️ Twin blends the magic of Tailwind with the flexibility of css-in-js (emotion, styled-components, stitches and goober) at build time.