Nezir Zahirovic
Nezir Zahirovic

A Deep Dive Into V8 | AppSignal Blog

Learn the basics of V8's internal functioning, compilation and garbage collection processes, single-threaded nature, and more.A majority of front-end developers deal with this buzzword all the time: V8. A big part of its popularity is due to the fact that it led JavaScript to a new level of performance.Yes, V8 is very fast. But, how does it perform its magic and why is it so responsive?The official docs state that “V8 is Google’s open source high-performance JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, written in C . It is used in Chrome and Node.js, among others”.In other words, V8 is a software developed in C that translates JavaScript into executable code i.e. machine code.


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