Project Bueno (temporary name)
Bueno is a web-standards focused JS/TS runtime with as much tooling built-in as possible. It is meant to be both a learning project and a sort of spiritual sibling to Deno 1.x. Bueno is very ambitious and has many goals, but one of the non-goals is support for node modules in any way (outside of transpilation by CDNs).
- Native support TypeScript/TSX/JSX
- Support as many Web Standard API's as possible
- URL Imports
- Go fast
- Node/npm support IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM
- Support for
Deno.*APIs outside of possible shims
Why not Deno?
Bueno's goal is to follow the spirit of what Deno was originally was meant to be, a good JS/TS runtime.
In many regards, this isn't true anymore. Deno supports many features that stray away from it's web-focused nature which could be considered as turning it's back away from it's original design goals. Some of the recent decisions have been controversial in the community and are some things we'd like to avoid implementing e.g.:
node: specifiers and soon to be
package.json support and more.
Why not Node?
Node was a great first stab at running real JS applications on the server side but it's age really starts to show. It does have the advantage of being focused and universal, though both of those are becoming less relevant as time goes on. CommonJS continues to drag down the ESM ecosystem in a way that is really unfortunate. It's time to let go of Node.
Why not Bun?
Frick Bun. We'll start to consider Bun as a serious alternative when they:
- Start treating employees better
- Stop cheating on benchmarks
- Stick to web standards
- Abandon CommonJS
- Stop segfaulting