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What’s up in the Node.js community? | V8 compiler features

V8 is an open source compiler that translates JavaScript code into more efficient machine code instead of using an interpreter. It is the largest dependency in Node.js, so ensuring that it runs properly is incredibly important.

Milad and Michael cover:

  • Hot new features, including Web Assembly SIMD which enables parallel computing in most platforms
  • Why V8 maintenance is important and time-intensive
  • And more V8 developments and info