Yesterday, the company announced the release of a new preview of Node-ChakraCore, its engine based on Node.js 8 that now runs on Windows, macOS and Linux. The engine now supports the next-generation Node.js API (N-API), which aims to provide a stable Node API for native module developers. “This allows N-API-enabled native modules to just work across different versions and flavors of Node.js, without recompilations,” emphasized the Edge team.
As Microsoft is now done with making Node-Chakracore fully cross-platform, the Edge team will now focus on other priorities such as performance and module compatibility. “These are our primary focus for the immediate future, and we look forward to sharing progress with the community as it happens,” the blog post reads. You can download the latest versions of Node-Chakracore on the dedicated GitHub.Further reading: ChakraCore, Developers, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Node.js