Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Monday, September 08, 2008

The new JavaScript Engine (v8) to rule the world

People used to ridicule when we talk too much the greatness of JavaScript. At least I recall from Chennai software industry, people feel proud of restricting themselves with little validation controls provided by the software framework that they are using and afraid of thinking forward.

We all (they all) use Google Mail and the excellent products of Google for their utility values. But we fail to appreciate the engine and life that Google breathes into each of its product -- the powerful and innovative DHTML and JavaScript.

We discussed a few days before about Google Chrome. Going by Google's help pages, they say that it is powered by V8 -- an innovative new JavaScript engine.

Some of the cool new features of V8 are:

  1. Open source JavaScript Engine
  2. Written in C++. Hence you can expect a superfast execution.
  3. Used in Google's own Chrome browser. What else you expect to certify the greatness of it?
  4. Implements ECMAScript (ECMA 262)
  5. Supported Platforms:
    1. Microsoft
      1. Windows XP
      2. Vista
    2. Apple
      1. Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
    3. IA 32 or ARM Processor-powered Linux systems
  6. Supported modes of execution:
    1. Embedded
    2. Standalone

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