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V8 JavaScript Engine

V8 is Google's open source JavaScript engine.

V8 is written in C++ and is used in Google Chrome, the open source browser from Google.

V8 implements ECMAScript as specified in ECMA-262, 5th edition, and runs on Windows (XP or newer), Mac OS X (10.5 or newer), and Linux systems that use IA-32, x64, or ARM processors.

V8 can run standalone, or can be embedded into any C++ application.

You can find more information here:

V8 on YouTube

Jump to the video section of the official V8 Google Developers page. Below, few interesting videos.

V8: an open source JavaScript engine.

Google engineer Lars Bak explains the key engineering decisions behind V8, the JavaScript virtual machine used in Google Chrome. (5:21)

V8 - the Chrome Engine

From Google Developer Day 2008 in London. Kevin Millikin discusses Google Chrome with a particular emphasis on V8, the JS engine, as well as the challenges of implementing JS, how V8 works, and the future direction of V8. (50:07)

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