anko VS otto

Compare anko vs otto and see what are their differences.


A JavaScript interpreter in Go (golang) (by robertkrimen)
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anko otto
0 4
1,248 6,713
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1.3 5.0
5 months ago 3 months ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of anko. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning anko yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of otto. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-16.
  • Wazero: The zero dependency WebAssembly runtime for Go developers
    13 projects | | 16 May 2022
    > why host other languages

    Here's an example:

    I recently finished building which allows customizing and ordering 3D models. The way the model's cost, volume and other attributes are calculated needs to be done both on the frontend (for speed) and on the backend (to validate). Backend is in Go and we can't practically run Go in the browser. So instead, I wrote the calculation snippets in JavaScript (which runs natively in the browser) and ran them on the backend on a JavaScript VM library written in Go [1].


  • Choosing scripting extension - need advice
    14 projects | | 20 Apr 2022
    Googling suggests which allows scripting in javascript for golang projects. This would be definitely enough, but in some way it may be a bit overkill - and scripts supporter shall need some knowledge of javascript which is not always straightforward :)
  • I Need to Find an Apartment
    9 projects | | 9 Apr 2022
  • I write my own web desktop OS for 3 years and this is what it looks like now
    2 projects | | 4 Apr 2021
    It doesn't make sense to ask the user (aka me) to change the code every time I want to modify any web apps right? So I decided to split the webapps into two parts. WebApps are those only require basic permissions and do not interact with the host OS. They will be run inside a sandbox created using ECMA5 VM called Otto. The other type is called Subservice, in which it will need extra permission to interact with the OS and require higher level of access to the backend file system.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing anko and otto you can also consider the following projects:

goja - ECMAScript/JavaScript engine in pure Go

go-duktape - [abandoned] Duktape JavaScript engine bindings for Go

gopher-lua - GopherLua: VM and compiler for Lua in Go

tengo - A fast script language for Go

go-lua - A Lua VM in Go

go-php - PHP bindings for the Go programming language (Golang)

expr - Expression language for Go


purl - Perl, but fluffy like a cat!

golua - Go bindings for Lua C API - in progress