What is V8?

V8 is Google’s open source high-performance JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, written in C++. It is used in Chrome and in Node.js, among others. It implements ECMAScript and WebAssembly, and runs on Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.12+, and Linux systems that use x64, IA-32, ARM, or MIPS processors. V8 can run standalone, or can be embedded into any C++ application.

Latest posts and feature explainers

  1. Finding elements in Arrays and TypedArrays ECMAScript
  2. V8 release v9.6 release
  3. V8 release v9.5 release
  4. V8 release v9.4 release
  5. V8 release v9.3 release
  6. V8 release v9.2 release
  7. at method for relative indexing ECMAScript
  8. Error causes ECMAScript
  9. Object.hasOwn ECMAScript
  10. Import assertions ECMAScript

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