Moving ahead with plans for its ChakraCore JavaScript engine, Microsoft is developing a standard interface to enable different virtual machines to access the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform. Now running on Linux and MacOS, ChakraCore is an alternative to the V8 engine underlying Node.js.

Microsoft said this week that it has a preview ready of Node-ChakraCore on Linux, which links ChakraCore to the popular Node.js server-side platform. The company also is featuring an experimental implementation of the ChakraCore runtime on x64 Linux and MacOS. ChakraCore is the open source core of the Windows-only Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft’s Edge browser and the Universal Windows Platform.

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