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V8
Google’s high-performance open source JavaScript and WebAssembly engine. Our mission: enable developers to build a faster future web.
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V8 Nov 26
💭 WebAssembly has support for 64-bit integers. But how can it communicate with JavaScript which traditionally couldn't even represent values this large? Learn from a new feature explainer by :
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V8 Nov 9
🔁 What does it take to compile a WebAssembly module in V8? Learn about the lifecycle of a WebAssembly module and the different compilers involved in the process:
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V8 Oct 23
Replying to @v8js
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V8 Oct 23
🔥 What’s new in V8 v8.7? New API for native calls, Atomics.waitAsync, bug fixes and performance improvements.
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V8 Oct 1
Presenting Indicium: a V8 tool to analyse how Inline Caches and Maps are created and modified. Learn more from a blog post by our intern :
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V8 Sep 30
🤔 How does V8 figure out which properties get to live on site and which ones have to work from home? A deep dive into the classic V8 internals:
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V8 Sep 24
🚀 Atomics API gains ability to asynchronously wait on shared memory locations! In this new JavaScript feature explainer, demonstrates how to use Atomics to implement a mutex with blocking and non-blocking modes.
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V8 Sep 21
Updated, thanks!
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V8 Sep 21
🔥 What’s new in V8 v8.6? Respectful code, open-sourced JS-Fuzzer, normative spec changes and performance improvements.
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V8 Jul 29
V8 cares about creating a respectful and welcoming environment, and that extends to our code base as well. We are working on removing any derogatory, hurtful, or discriminating terminology. You can find our new guidelines page on respectful code here:
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V8 Jul 21
🔥 What’s new in V8 v8.5? Promise.any, String#replaceAll, logical assignment operators, WebAssembly multi-value and BigInt support, and performance improvements!
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V8 Jul 1
Replying to @v8js
...and one more thing [that we forgot to mention the first time around 😬]: private methods and accessors!
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V8 Jun 30
🔥 What’s new in V8 v8.4? Weak references and finalizers, improved WebAssembly start-up and debugging performance, and updated SIMD support.
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V8 Jun 17
Interested in getting funding up to $40,000 for outstanding research based on V8? 🧪 🎓Check out the V8 Research Grant!
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V8 May 26
Tired of spending your time fixing C++ memory issues? 😫 📚 Learn how Oilpan provides a safe high-performance garbage collection for C++.
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V8 May 19
Confused about cover grammars? 📜 We've got your *covered*! Part 4 of "Understanding the ECMAScript spec" explains how the cover grammars are used for ambiguous-looking constructs like arrow function parameter lists.
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V8 May 14
🔥 You can now use up to 4GB of memory in WebAssembly applications - and beyond! Andreas Haas, Jakob Kummerow and Alon Zakai explain the work that went into Chrome (V8) and Emscripten to make this happen:
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V8 May 7
Logical &&= assignment ||= feature ??= explainer 🔥 In which shows how to use a new ECMAScript syntax for conditional assignments. (Experimental implementation is available in V8 v8.4 behind the --harmony-logical-assignment flag.)
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V8 May 4
🔥 What’s new in V8 v8.3? Faster ArrayBuffer tracking, bigger WebAssembly memories, bug fixes and API changes.
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V8 Apr 27
What’s in that .wasm? 🔍 Introducing: wasm-decompile! Read the contents of WebAssembly modules in a more friendly and familiar way.
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