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Microsoft Is Open-sourcing Edge’s JavaScript engine.

It always sounds interesting when Microsoft does something related to “Open Source”. This time they are back into news on Open Source community as  Microsoft has announced that Chakra, JavaScript engine behind Browser Edge, will be open sourced under MIT license.

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Part of the statement from Gaurav Seth, Chakra’s principal project manager :

We’re excited about this milestone, and are hopeful that developing in the open will allow us to collaborate even more deeply with more developers around the world, resulting in better products for everyone. If you have any questions or if there is something we didn’t cover, let us know @MSEdgeDev on Twitter or in the comments section below! We look forward to sharing more soon.


The open source version of Chakra will be known as ChakraCore.

What’s in ChakraCore?

ChakraCore is a fully fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine that can be embedded in derivative products and power applications that need scriptability such as NoSQL databases, productivity software, and game engines. ChakraCore can be used to extend the reach of JavaScript on the server with platforms such as Node.js and cloud-based services. It includes everything that is needed to parse, interpret, compile and execute JavaScript code without any dependencies on Microsoft Edge internals.

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