Microsoft has announced something incredible, which will make developers smile with glee.
The Redmond company says that it is going to open source the engine of its newest browser, Microsoft Edge.
And that is not all, Chakra is also the heart of Universal Apps for Windows 10. This is also used for various devices such as the Xbox, Windows phones, Windows PCs. Microsoft says that the Chakra engine is also the core of many of its services such as its digital personal assistant Cortana, its emails ervice Outlook.com, and part of its cloud service Azure.
So, as you can see it powers up many things from tiny phones to gigantic servers.
The Redmond company will open source the ChakraCore engine, sometime in January 2016, on the GitHub repository. It says that Intel, AMD, and NodeSource will be contibuting to the new community, to help the project succeed.
By giving the source code of the engine, Microsoft is throwing the door open for the World, to contribute to the hub. So, this will ensure the engine’s survival, as well as bring several new features to it, and also minimises the amount of performance and security issues it may have.
And this in turn will have a huge impact on Microsoft Edge, as the Redmond company will likely be using the improvents in ChakraCore and implement them in Chakra. This will probably give Edge a major boost, one which could prove to be the defining factor for Edge as a serious competitor in the browser wars.