Chakra achieved these goals via a unique multi-tiered pipeline that supports an interpreter, a multi-tiered background JIT compiler, and a traditional mark and sweep garbage collector that can do concurrent and partial collections. (source: Microsoft Blog)
Chakra has evolved from it’s original intent to power Web browsers, to become more prevalent across cloud-based services, NoSQL databases, game engines, and the Internet of Things (IoT), whilst being able to throttle resource consumption according to the targeted resource environments.
Besides powering Microsoft’s Edge browser, Chakra also enables Universal Windows 10 apps on phone, PC or XBox, as well as supporting the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database, Cortana, and Outlook.com.
…with Windows 10, we enabled Node.js to run with Chakra, to help advance the reach of Node.js ecosystem and make Node.js available on a new IoT platform: Windows 10 IoT Core. (source: Microsoft Blog)
According to the software-giant, they will have the code on Github by January 2016.