|Developer(s)||The Chromium Project|
|Initial release||September 2, 2008|
5.6 / January 25, 2017
|Platform||IA-32, x86-64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, IBM s390|
The garbage collector of V8 is a generational incremental collector. The V8 assembler is based on the Strongtalk assembler. On 7 December 2010, a new compiling infrastructure named Crankshaft was released, with speed improvements.
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 is used in the following applications:
- Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers
- Opera web browser
- Vivaldi web browser
- Couchbase database
- Node.js web server framework
- Electron software framework, powering applications such as the Atom and Visual Studio Code text editors
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