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Hot on the heels of Microsoft open-sourcing Edge’s ChakraCore JavaScript engine, it’s also submitted a pull request to the Node.js repository. The request contains a fully working version of Node.JS, but powered by Microsoft’s ChakraCore instead of Google’s V8 engine. The company is using a V8 shim — a small library that transparently intercepts API calls — to enable ChakraCore to handle commands instead of the customary V8. It’s not a full implementation yet, instead focusing on “essential” API calls at first. Kunal Pathak, the software engineer at Microsoft who submitted the pull request, said that “changes are transparent to Node.js and native…

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