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. Faster and more feature-rich internationalization APIs ECMAScript Intl
  2. A year with Spectre: a V8 perspective security
  3. Blazingly fast parsing, part 2: lazy parsing internals parsing
  4. Code caching for JavaScript developers internals
  5. Blazingly fast parsing, part 1: optimizing the scanner internals parsing
  6. V8 release v7.4 release
  7. JIT-less V8 internals
  8. V8 release v7.3 release
  9. Trash talk: the Orinoco garbage collector internals memory presentations
  10. V8 release v7.2 release

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