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11. Adding Native Code

Peter Hoddie1  and Lizzie Prader1
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Menlo Park, CA, USA
 

There are times when JavaScript isn’t the best language to use to implement parts of your IoT product. Fortunately, you don’t need to choose either JavaScript or C (or C++) to build your product: you can choose both. XS in C is a low-level C API provided by the XS JavaScript engine so that you can integrate C code into your JavaScript projects (or JavaScript code into your C projects!).

Here are three common reasons for using use native code in your project:
  • Performance – High-level languages, including JavaScript, can’t ...

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