As the company today announced, asm.js support has long been one of the top 10 most-requested features from developers, and the Chakra team has decided to implement it. That’s a huge vote of confidence for asm.js and it’ll likely mean that far more developers will now take a closer look at this technology.
“Over the last few months we’ve taken a close look at asm.js as a technology, related technologies, and what they entail for the Web at large. While challenging to write by hand, asm.js is leveraged principally by transpiling C/C++ code to run on the Web platform, utilizing technologies such as WebGL and Web Audio,” the Chakra team writes today. “Asm.js is a clear step towards enabling near-native performance for the Web platform, which is why we’re excited to bring it to Chakra in an upcoming release.”