Microsoft’s speedy Chakra JavaScript engine is now open source

January 13, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Owen Williams


Following Microsoft announcing it would open-source its Chakra JavaScript engine late last year, the company has done exactly that, uploading it to GitHub today. ChakraCore is a self-contained JavaScript virtual machine, also used in Microsoft Edge, that the company now allows developers to implement inside their own products. Microsoft is encouraging developers to embed Chakra core in projects as well a getting the community involved in giving back to the core by submitting pull requests. It’s available under an MIT license, which offers incredible flexibility over what you can do with the code itself. Perhaps even more impressively, Microsoft has committed…

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