Saturday, January 16, 2016

Microsoft JavaScript engine Chakra with Node.js

Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It @ InfoQ

"True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra (@ GitHub) under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs."

Microsoft is also working on making Node.js run with the ChakraCore engine besides the usual V8 one. They have achieved this by creating a V8 shim on top of JSRT, enabling Node.js applications run as usual without knowledge of the JavaScript VM underneath. The project can be found at Microsoft/node on GitHub."

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