What You'll Learn
- An overview of what Deno is
- How to setup a development environment for Deno
- How imports work
- Deno security concepts
We'll be building out a small script for making a request to Dropbox for a ZIP file and writing that ZIP file to the disk.
- Environment Variables
- Filesystem modification
- HTTP requests
Notes for Post
I wanted to write a small utility in Deno that covers some of the fundamental concepts I'd want to know in any programming language, so in this article, I'll be building a utility that fetches a Zip directory from Dropbox, writes it to disk and unzips the Zip into a directory.
First, I visited the Deno homepage to find the installation instructions page. Deno recommends a "curl | bash" script to install it using Shell (there is also a Homebrew formula for Mac and Linux).