Exploring Bun: Jarred Sumner on Hyperfast JavaScript Toolkit

Is Bun the future of React Native package management? Join us as we talk with Jarred Sumner, the creator of this lightning-fast JavaScript toolkit.

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Unless you live under a rock, you must have heard about the recent release of Bun 1.0. For those of you who somehow missed that announcement, Bun is a fast, all-in-one toolkit for running, building, testing, and debugging JavaScript and TypeScript, from a single file to a full-stack application – and as of September 8, it’s finally stable and production-ready. 

Much like the rest of the community, we’re pretty excited about the release and Bun in general – and we’re even more excited to have the brain behind it all, Jarred Sumner, as our next Coffee Talk guest.

Topics discussed

  • Bun’s origins, primary purpose, and core features
  • the inner workings of Bun, including its use of Zig and the factors that contribute to its lightning-fast performance
  • the toolkit’s versatility and potential as a replacement for Node.js
  • Bun's role within the JavaScript and React Native ecosystem, including its relationship with Metro and the benefits it brings to React and React Native developers
  • the journey towards Bun 1.0, including the work style at Oven, the lessons learned, and the influence of a significant investment on the project's future

Tune in, try Bun 1.0, and let us know how it works.

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