What is V8?

V8 is Google’s open source high-performance JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, written in C++. It is used in Google Chrome, the open source browser from Google, 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 async functions and promises ECMAScript benchmarks presentations
  2. V8 release v7.1 release
  3. V8 release v7.0 release
  4. Getting things sorted in V8 ECMAScript internals
  5. Improving DataView performance in V8 ECMAScript benchmarks
  6. Celebrating 10 years of V8 benchmarks
  7. Liftoff: a new baseline compiler for WebAssembly in V8 WebAssembly internals
  8. Embedded builtins internals
  9. V8 release v6.9 release
  10. V8 release v6.8 release

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