|Written by Harry Fairhead
|Friday, 31 July 2015
What JerryScript has in common with these alternatives is that it is small:
JerryScript comes from Samsung which, as we reported recently (see Samsung's ARTIK Arduino Compatible From Small To Powerful), is keen to get a share of the Internet of Things market. In addition to the JerryScript repo on GitHub it has IOT.js an Internet of Things framework built on JerryScript and libuv, an event driven cross-platform asynchronous I/O model similar to node.js.
IoT.js is currently available for Linux and NuttX and there is explicit support for the Raspberry Pi. In the near future you should be able to use Samsung's Artik and the Intel Edison. The framework includes a set of GPIO commands, timers and other utilities. The timers only work in milliseconds and this makes it unlikely that you could create any demanding real time apps using it - you are still going to need C.
Currently the biggest problem that JerryScript has is that its documentation is non-existent. All you have is the code and no clue us to how to use it on any given platform.
JerryScript is an open source project under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
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|Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 August 2015 )