Major Native Addon Methods

  • V8 - JavaScript runtime created by Google
  • ChakraCore - JavaScript runtime created by Microsoft to compete with V8
  • NAN - Node Native addon abstraction layer atop V8, to shield users from the underlying V8 changes
  • N-API - C abstraction layer that’s compatible with both V8 and ChakraCore
  • node-addon-api - C++ abstraction layer built atop N-API


Env - created and passed by Node.js runtime, contains the environment in which request is being run

Use info.As<>() to cast to another Napi::Value type.

Value <- Object <- ArrayBuffer

Value <- Object <- TypedArray <- TypedArrayOf