Setup VSCode for deno with autocomplete & Debugging support.

Deno is new secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript. It is made by Ryan Dahl, who also made node.js. Deno was made to solve problems found in node ecosystem.

1. Install Deno

Deno is just a single binary so it is quite easy to install. Just run following command

curl -fsSL | sh

Or using PowerShell:

iwr -useb | iex

Using Homebrew (macOS or Linux):

brew install deno

Test the installation by running

2. Install VS Code plugin

Install deno pugin by axetroy Now open any folder and create .vscode/settings.json file and add
"deno.enable": true,

to file and save.
create index.ts and add

import { serve } from "";
const s = serve({ port: 8000 });
for await (const req of s) {
req.respond({ body: "Hello World\n" });

reload vscode window and autocomplete should be working.

3. Debugging

create launch.json file .vscode directory and put
// Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
// Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
// For more information, visit:
"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
"name": "Launch via npm",
"type": "node",
"request": "launch",
"cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
"runtimeExecutable": "deno",
"runtimeArgs": ["--inspect", "--allow-net", "index.ts"],
"port": 9229

and save. Now you can add breakpoints and debug application inside vscode.

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