|Developer(s)||The Chromium Project|
|Initial release||September 2, 2008|
7.3 / February 7, 2019
|Platform||IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, IBM s390|
The V8 assembler is based on the Strongtalk assembler. On 7 December 2010, a new compiling infrastructure named Crankshaft was released, with speed improvements. Since version 41 of Chrome in 2015, project TurboFan has been added to enable more speed, e.g. for asm.js.
In 2016, the Ignition interpreter was added to V8 with the design goal of reducing the memory usage on small memory Android phones in comparison with TurboFan and Crankshaft.
V8 can be used in a browser or integrated into independent projects. V8 is used in the following software:
- Google Chrome and other Chromium-based web browsers, including Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi
- Couchbase database server
- Deno runtime environment
- Electron desktop application framework, used by the Atom and Visual Studio Code text editors
- MarkLogic database server
- NativeScript mobile application framework
- Node.js runtime environment
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