How Node.js uses the V8 JavaScript engine to run your code

3 · Red Hat · Dec. 9, 2021, 7:23 a.m.
Ever wondered how your JavaScript code runs seamlessly across different platforms? From your laptop to your smartphone to a server in the cloud, the Node.js runtime ensures that your code is executed flawlessly regardless of the underlying architecture. What’s the magic that makes that possible? It’s the V8 JavaScript engine. This article discusses how our team enhanced V8 to handle certain platform differences, notably big-endian versus little-endian byte order. The V8 JavaScript engine and IBM...