Microsoft opens the source code of the JavaScript engine Chakra

By | 10.12.2018



Microsoft opens the source code of the JavaScript engine Chakra

Microsoft открывает исходный код JavaScript-движка Chakra

During a recent conference in Florida, Microsoft announced that the main components of the javascript engine Chakra, which is used in the new Edge browser, will be released under an Open Source licence. Repository ChakraCore will open next month on GitHub.

After the accession of Satya Nadella to the position of chief of Microsoft, the company fundamentally changed the way work and its approach to open-source. Therefore, the decision to make the engine open to the community comes as no surprise, although it is very interesting.

Microsoft открывает исходный код JavaScript-движка Chakra

Performance Chakra in some tests on the speed of processing javascript (running on a 64-bit system).

The Chakra engine was developed by Microsoft from scratch in 2008. Its main features is the high performance and ability to adapt to new scenarios on a range of hardware profiles. As evidence Microsoft cites the fact that today is the primary Chakra of universal application, and is also used in the work of Azure DocumentDB, Cortana and Outlook.com.




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