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How to make an API call using Deno

alexandrudanpop profile image Alexandru-Dan Pop Updated on ・1 min read

Without trying to start any more hype for Deno today, I'm just going to show an example of doing a HTTP call with this shiny new tool.

Show me the code

import { soxa } from 'https://deno.land/x/soxa/mod.ts'

const welcomeText = "Welcome to Deno.. a random joke is being prepared for you...";
console.log(`\n ${welcomeText} \n`);

async function fetchData() {
    const result = await soxa.get('https://api.icndb.com/jokes/random');
    console.log(`${result.data.value.joke} \n`);
  } catch (err) {




In the JS ecosystem we have been spoiled with tools where we can try our code straightaway, and you can do this with Deno today using a sandbox:


So just copy-paste the code above in the Repl.it sandbox, click run, and enjoy.

We live some troubled times, so hopefully a Chuck Norris joke will put a smile on your face.

Img of repl.it sandbox running Deno

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Posted on Jun 3 by:

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I'm a freelance Software Engineer who loves working with Javascript, React and NodeJs. 👨‍💻 I'm also a big Typescript fan! 🚀


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Great post, succinct and straight to the point, thanks!


Did they name the http client "soxa" ?


Rings a bell? 🙂
It's a community package, so not really "the" way to do it.

Anyone can add third party modules and they appear here if you add them to their DB (it's pretty straight forward):