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Getting Started

If you are reading this, you probably want to create a Discord bot with Discordeno or migrate from popular libraries like Discord.js.

If this is going to be your first time making a bot, you should use Deno instead of Node.js. Although in some cases Deno might not be suitable for you, because of missing packages or a code base which too large to migrate to a slightly different language.

This guide will help you making your first Discord Bot using Node.js or even migrating your Bot from a other Library.

Disclaimer

Some features are not documented yet. If you want to know more about them, kindly ask for help in the Discord Server.

Why should I switch?

Discordeno was built with the purpose of being scalable, flexible and easy to use.

Libraries like Discord.js and Eris often have excessive caching behavior that can only be changed slightly without breaking the entire library. There is a lack of customization and many nested classes, which makes it almost impossible to edit the code without having unwanted side effects. Moreover scalability is only possible on a limited extend.

Discordeno has been kept plain and simple, which opens up a lot of opportunities for customization such as custom-caching (custom-property-caching), Standalone Rest, Gateway, Cache and more. Check the detailed advantages here.

This guide will also help you making your code more scalable and easier to maintain with bringing you closer to the Discord API.

Before you start

Before you start digging in this guide, you should have a solid understanding of javascript. If you are not familiar with it, then you should take a look at some popular resources.

A basic understanding is of great importance in order to solve problems skillfully.