ECMAScript/JavaScript engine in pure Go (by dop251)

Goja Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to goja

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goja reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of goja. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-06.
  • TySON: TypeScript as an embeddable configuration language, without depending on Node or V8
    4 projects | /r/programming | 6 Jul 2023
    Apparently "not depending on Node or V8" means depending on some random Go JS engine instead.
  • Examples of using task scheduler with Go?
    8 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jun 2023
    Goja https://github.com/dop251/goja
  • Running a Js file inside Go
    5 projects | /r/golang | 23 Mar 2023
    Either call a JavaScript interpreter like node with exec.Command and read its stdout, or use a pure Go JavaScript interpreter like goja or otto.
  • easytemplate - Go's text/template library with JS Super Powers
    2 projects | /r/golang | 1 Mar 2023
    Just to also say this is implemented in pure Go we aren't including V8 or any external dependencies we instead use https://github.com/dop251/goja which is a JS VM written completely in Go.
  • Anyone experienced in golang ssr?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 19 Jan 2023
    Not really. It was built in-house and I don't know of anything about it that went public. I recall it using Goja for the JS runtime. Code was embedded into the binary (think embed package). There was some kind of sorcery to convert what would be HTTP network calls in the browser into local function calls during SSR, but I'm hazy on how it worked I'm afraid.
  • Plugo - A plugin library for Go.
    5 projects | /r/golang | 9 Dec 2022
    Other approaches I've seen are similar to yaegi but will embed another scripting language such as JavaScript or Lua. My personal favorite of these is goja, a JavaScript interpreter written natively in Go (no cgo dependency), it supports a lot of ES6+ modern syntax features of JavaScript. Being natively in Go, you can bind your Go functions and types and call them bidirectionally, so you can expose a surface area of internal API functions to your JS interpreter and build a scripting system for users to extend your app dynamically.
  • Run single JS func in Go app
    4 projects | /r/golang | 22 Oct 2022
    Where are your benchmarks showing github.com/dop251/goja, v8go and otto are slow? by my own testing they are sufficiently fast enough.
  • Change go code behaviour at runtime
    10 projects | /r/golang | 10 Oct 2022
    For JavaScript syntax, https://github.com/dop251/goja is the most mature and featureful. It operates between Go and the scripting engine pretty well. They still need to implement generators before moving on to async/await and proper module support, but they have a lot of other advanced es6 level features such as classes and format strings. There are soem big consumers of this--the biggest might be Grafana K6, or at least they contribute back a bit. Most of the work (like many small projects) comes from one guy that has a real job, but he's slowly yet steadily made improvements and stuck to following standards for many years now.
  • A modern load testing tool, using Go and JavaScript !!
    3 projects | /r/golang | 29 Jun 2022
    Huge fan of goja JavaScript engine (100% Go) as a way to make life extensible. Have my upvote. :)
  • A CGo-free port of the PCRE2 regular expression library
    2 projects | /r/golang | 30 May 2022
    It's also very useful if you're writing an interpreter which intends to be compatible with something that already needs PCRE support. For example, goja (a JS interpreter) uses regexp2 to support JS's regexp syntax, since JS is not limited to re2.
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dop251/goja is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of goja is Go.

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