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 blog posts

  1. Blazingly fast parsing, part 2: lazy parsing internals parsing
  2. Code caching for JavaScript developers internals
  3. Blazingly fast parsing, part 1: optimizing the scanner internals parsing
  4. V8 release v7.4 release
  5. JIT-less V8 internals
  6. V8 release v7.3 release
  7. Trash talk: the Orinoco garbage collector internals memory presentations
  8. V8 release v7.2 release
  9. Speeding up spread elements ECMAScript benchmarks
  10. Faster async functions and promises ECMAScript benchmarks presentations

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