Chrome’s V8 engine
Edge’s Chakra — but Edge has recently embraced Chromium‘s V8 engine
However with the release of NodeJs in 2011 we now can use the V8 engine outside of the web browsers and directly on our machines.
Why Chrome’s V8 engine is special?
Chrome V8 is fast and powerful, much like a V8 (eight-cylinder) car engine.
Furthermore, V8 can run standalone, or can be embedded into any C++ application. And it supports windows 7 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Linux systems with x64, IA-32, ARM, or MIPS processors.
Newly introduced V8 v9.0
Every six weeks, V8 engine developers create a new branch of V8 as part of their release process. Each version is branched from V8’s Git master immediately before a Chrome Beta milestone. V8 version 9.0 is in beta until its release in coordination with Chrome 90 Stable in several weeks.
super property access.
--turbo-inline-js-wasm-calls flag, performance benchmarks show typical calls completing within approximately one-third of the time without the inline wrapper.
super properties has been optimized by using V8’s inline cache system and optimized code generation in TurboFan.
super property access is now closer to being on par with regular property access. And also, starting in v9.0, developers may opt into getting an array of the start and end positions of matched capture groups in regular expression matches.