Posts by Limin Zhu

January 13, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

ChakraCore’s first anniversary

By Brian Terlson, Gaurav Seth and Limin Zhu

Today marks the one year anniversary of open-sourcing ChakraCore – the core of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge – under the MIT We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in the community… Read more

October 31, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

A peek into the WebAssembly Browser Preview

By Limin Zhu

Following the introduction of , we have been working with other browser vendors including Mozilla, Google, Apple, along with the rest of the WebAssembly community group, to push the performance boundary of the web with WebAssembly is a new, portable,… Read more

Screen capture showing an http-server sample running with ChakraCore on Ubuntu
July 27, 2016 PC, Tablet

Bringing ChakraCore to Linux and OS X

By Limin Zhu and Arunesh Chandra

In January, we open-sourced ChakraCore, the core of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge and Universal Windows We expressed our ambition to bring our best-in-class, but Windows-only, JavaScript engine to other platforms, with Linux as the prioritized Today… Read more

May 17, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Previewing ES6 Modules and more from ES2015, ES2016 and beyond

By Limin Zhu, Brian Terlson and Microsoft Edge Team

Chakra, the recently open-sourced JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge and Universal Windows applications, has been pushing the leading edge of ECMAScript language   Most of ES2015 (aka ES6) language support is already available in Edge, and last week’s Windows… Read more

March 15, 2016 PC, Tablet

Previewing WebAssembly experiments in Microsoft Edge

By Limin Zhu

Last June, we announced the start of our journey towards implementing WebAssembly - a new, portable, size and load-time-efficient binary format suitable for compiling to the WebAssembly is a continuation of our previous efforts to support to bring a fast… Read more

November 10, 2015 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Supercharging JavaScript performance with asm.js

By Limin Zhu

In June we introduced preview support for , which is now supported by default in Microsoft Edge starting with Microsoft EdgeHTML With this change, Hosted Web Applications and the WebView in any Universal Windows Application can now benefit from asm-optimized… Read more