|Microsoft Tears Node.js From V8
|Written by Mike James
|Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Under Windows 10 on Intel hardware you can simply download V8 and Node.js and start working. On Windows 10 IoT Core, or Windows 10 on ARM, you can't do this; hence the fork to make use of the existing Chakra engine.
Of course, the fork works under all of the versions of Windows 10 and there might be enough reason to want to always use Chakra-based Node.js under Windows 10. Notice, however, that you only have to use the Chakra based Node.js under Windows 10 on ARM hardware.
The wrapper that connects Node.js to the Chakra engine also brings some new features to the Node.js fork that allow:
At the moment, while the Chakra fork can be used to write Win32 console applications via a native addon on that makes system calls, most of the emphasis is on creating Universal and IoT apps. An npm module called uwp is available and this gives access to IoT facilities so you can read or set a GPIO line.
At the moment there is very little documentation available and so this isn't for the beginner.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 )