SD Times news digest: V8 6.8, Google Play developer features, and Oracle’s donation to Apache NetBeans

V8 version 6.8 is now available. V8 is an open-source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Google’s open-source browser Chrome. The latest release focuses on memory, performance, WebAssembly and APIs. To avoid memory leaks, the latest version lets the context point to a ScopeInfo in order to break down dependencies. According to the team, there is already a three percent v* memory improvement on mobile devices. For performance, the release will feature array destructuring, object.assign and TypedArray.prototype.sort improvements. In addition, developers can start using trap-based bounds checking on Linux x64 platforms, the team explained. The version is currently...