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.

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  3. Super fast super property access JavaScript
  4. Faster JavaScript calls internals
  5. V8 release v8.9 release
  6. An additional non-backtracking RegExp engine internals RegExp
  7. V8 release v8.7 release
  8. Indicium: V8 runtime tracer tool tools system-analyzer
  9. Slack tracking in V8 internals
  10. V8 release v8.6 release

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