Microsoft Details Hosting Chakra Javascript Engine Across Various Apps Supported On Windows 10

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We already know that Chakra JavaScript engine powers Microsoft Edge and Windows applications written in HTML/CSS/JS in Windows 10. How about beyond-the-browser scenarios? Lots of developers have been requesting Microsoft to host the Chakra engine outside the browser to enable JavaScript programmability in their native/managed applications across the client and the server. With Windows 10, Microsoft is making some great improvements in this area.

In Windows 10, we have made significant advancements to the JSRT APIs, making them a true first class citizen for hosting Chakra across various application types supported on Windows 10. Developers can now utilize these APIs to host Chakra for scripting in both Classic Windows (Win32) applications and Universal Windows applications. These APIs now provide native access to the underlying Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and ECMAScript 6 support. For the curious, and as an example, the recently announced Node support based on Chakra for Windows 10 IoT devices is built using these APIs.

Read about it in detail here.

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