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Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript engine, Chakra to go open source starting next month

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Few month ago Microsoft launched their new operating system, Windows 10 with lots of features and improvements over Windows 8. Windows 10 includes a new browsers, Microsoft Edge which replaced the old giant Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Edge browser includes a new JavaScript engine called Chakra. The new JavaScript engine is dependable performance, reliability, and scalability. Today the company announces that they are making Chakra’s components open source as ChakraCore, starting next month.

What’s in ChakraCore?

ChakraCore is a fully fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine that can be embedded in derivative products and power applications that need scriptability such as NoSQL databases, productivity software, and game engines. ChakraCore can be used to extend the reach of JavaScript on the server with platforms such as Node.js and cloud-based services. It includes everything that is needed to parse, interpret, compile and execute JavaScript code without any dependencies on Microsoft Edge internals.

What’s next for ChakraCore?

ChakraCore is already designed to fit into any application stack that calls for a fast, scalable, and lightweight engine. We intend to make it even more versatile over time, both within and beyond the Windows ecosystem. While the initial January release will be Windows-only, we are committed to bringing ChakraCore to other platforms in the future. We’d invite developers to help us in this pursuit by letting us know which other platforms they’d like to see ChakraCore supported on to help us prioritize future investments, or even by helping port it to the platform of their choice.

Thanks Rajesh Komte for the tip !!

Source: Windows Blog

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