Posts in JavaScript

Animated gif of VSCode showing Time-Travel debugging with Step Back and Reverse Continue
November 29, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Node-ChakraCore and VM Neutrality in Node.js

By Arunesh Chandra

Back when was launched, the device landscape was simpler, and using a single JavaScript VM helped provide the focus to grow Today, there is a proliferation in the variety of device types, each with differing resource In this device context,… 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