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Google is, reportedly, planning to bring Node.js to Fuchsia. Yang Guo, a staff software engineer at Google, posted a tweet, yesterday, where he says he’s looking for a full-time software engineer at Google Munich, Germany, who can port Node.js to Fuchsia.

“We are interested in bringing JS as a programming language to that platform to add to the list of supported languages,” states Guo. Currently, Fuchsia supports languages such as C/C++, Dart, FIDL, Go, Rust, Python, and Flutter modules.

Fuchsia is a new operating system that Google is currently working on. Google has been working over Fuchsia for over two years in the hope that it will replace the much dominant Android. Fuchsia is a capability-based operating system and is based on a new microkernel called “Zircon“.  

Zircon is the core platform responsible for powering the Fuchsia OS. It is made up of a microkernel (source in kernel/…) and a small set of userspace services, drivers, and libraries (source in system/…) that are necessary for the system to boot, talk to hardware, as well as load and run the userspace processes.

The Zircon Kernel is what helps provide syscalls to Fuchsia, thereby, helping it manage processes, threads, virtual memory, inter-process communication, state changes, and locking.

Fuchsia can run on a variety of platforms ranging from embedded systems to smartphones, and tablets. Earlier this year in January, 9to5Google published evidence, stating that Fuchsia can also run Android Applications. Apparently, a new change was spotted by the 9to5 team in the Android Open Source Project that makes use of a special version of ART (Android Runtime) to run Android apps. This feature would allow devices such as computers, wearables, etc to leverage Android apps in the Google Play Store.

Public reaction to the news is positive, with people supporting the announcement:

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