#Deno saved my side-project: a personal adventure trying to run JS securely.
> The idea is that web apps could be built and distributed more like the smartphone ecosystem
have you ever heard about sandstorm?
it's moving slowly at this point due to originally having had plans to make money that didn't work out, but...
"a platform for individuals to install sandboxed web applications" sure sounds a lot like it
@Valenoern Yes, I was a backer. The idea is similar, but the approach and implementation are very different. I should write a full blog post but here's an old toot about Sandstorm:
And yes I am learning as much as I can from that project.
I don't think Sandstorm is very trusting of deployed code at all! That's their strong point IMO.
@teleclimber Hmm, "I’m really glad Deno is here. It’s important to be able to run code that you can’t necessarily trust in an environment that limits what an attacker should do. We should have that for JS."
Wasn't that meant to be web browsers?
Anyways, best of luck!
@teleclimber Sorry if I came accross a little harsh in pointing out the irony.
@alcinnz I am talking about the server side of web-apps, not the client. Browsers are good sandboxes for a client, but I want give people the ability to deploy personal apps that respond to *incoming* requests on the internet.
Deno is good for that and CLI type programs, which browsers aren't suited for.
@teleclimber Ah, I get you!
I must say I'm not that pleased with browser sandboxing, but it's the status quo & they're trying to improve. I'm still curious to see what you manage to create!
@alcinnz Thank you!
Yes I see what you mean about the browser sandbox. It's fairly robust against the things it disallows, but it allows far too much.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!