Chakra: from Script to Optimized Code

Date

March 30, 2018

Speaker

Louis Lafreniere

Affiliation

Microsoft

Overview

By some accounts, JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world. Yet, it’s also not a language that was designed with fast performance in mind. The Chakra team embarked on a journey to make JavaScript fast in IE9 and the Chakra runtime can today power everything from tiny scripts on a page to modern application and services running on Azure. In this talk, we’ll cover the basic architecture of the engine that transform JavaScript code to fast native code.