Recently Microsoft has decided to switch from using their own browser engines on Edge to using Google’s Chromium. This shows how the world of JavaScript engines has really consolidated.

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The first JavaScript engine came with the first browser that used JavaScript. Netscape Navigator. Since then, Microsoft among others have made their own engines to interpret and compile JavaScript and competition has been good for the market.

At one time, Internet Explorer 6 dominated the market and almost no one used any other browser. But Internet Explorer was not standards compliant and was slow to adopt new features or implementations of…

Jonathan Biro

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