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, macOS, and Linux systems that use x64, IA-32, or ARM processors. V8 can be embedded into any C++ application.

Latest posts and feature explainers

  1. Introducing the WebAssembly JavaScript Promise Integration API WebAssembly
  2. WebAssembly JSPI has a new API WebAssembly
  3. The V8 Sandbox security
  4. Iterator helpers ECMAScript
  5. WebAssembly JSPI is going to origin trial WebAssembly
  6. Static Roots: Objects with Compile-Time Constant Addresses JavaScript
  7. Import attributes ECMAScript
  8. V8 is Faster and Safer than Ever! JavaScript WebAssembly security benchmarks
  9. Maglev - V8’s Fastest Optimizing JIT JavaScript
  10. A new way to bring garbage collected programming languages efficiently to WebAssembly WebAssembly

More articles can be found in the blog archive and the features section.