Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie. Support for asm.js has been one of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December.
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. 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.
Amongst other similar initiatives, asm.js as a technology has two key characteristics that we like:
We look forward to sharing more details and getting your feedback as we advance our implementation towards a preview state.
— Gaurav Seth, Principal PM Manager, Chakra Team
— Ed Maurer, Principal Group Software Engg. Manager, Chakra Team