Microsoft’s HoloJS to help Developers build Holographic Experiences

December 21, 2016 3:38 pm | Updated 5 years ago.

Microsoft has invested lots of effort into Windows Holographic and the HoloLens. Thanks to UWP (Universal Windows Platform), the tech giant allows developers to build holographic experience for the HoloLens. But the company is working on a new C++ library which will help developers to build UWP apps using JavaScript.

The new tool named as “HoloJS” will be an open-source project powered by ChakraCore. ChakraCore, is also an open-source JavaScript engine made by Microsoft which is used in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices.

Developers will now be able to build UWP apps with JavaScript and WebGL built for the HoloLens with HoloJS.

In the repository, Microsoft stated that, “HoloJS is a framework for creating UWP applications using JavaScript and WebGL. HoloJS is a C++ library that hosts Chakra to run JavaScript code, and also hosts ANGLE to handle OpenGL ES graphics calls. OpenGL ES calls are translated from WebGL calls by the JavaScript app. When running on a Microsoft HoloLens, HoloJS supports holographic rendering.”



Date of Publication: Dec 19, 2016