At the Node.js-centric NodeSummit, Microsoft showcased the first experimental implementation of ChakraCore interpreter and runtime on x64 Linux and OS X 10.9. The Redmond company also previewed an experimental Node.js version with ChakraCore engine on x64 Linux.
Expanding Node.js reach
“It has been a little over a year since we started working on Node-ChakraCore, with the intention to grow the reach of Node.js ecosystem. One of the fundamental goals of this project from the beginning has been to ensure that the existing ecosystem continues to just work, in an open and cross-platform way exactly like Node.js,” the company adds.
Microsoft is updating its ChakraCore roadmap to enhance its cross-platform support. Moreover, the software giant is in development to bring a “fully-capable” ChakraCore JIT compiler and Windows-exclusive concurrent and partial GC to other platforms. These new efforts are likely to improve the performance of Node.js and other applications hosting ChakraCore engine.
Developers have started using ChakraCore for their projects on GitHub. These developments help Microsoft fix and advance the engine for multiple computing platforms.