What is WebAssembly?

WebAssembly is the latest programming language for the web. Code in WebAssembly is in low level binary format, which is compatible with the web and can easily run in all modern web browsers. The size of the file which is generated is very small, loads and executes faster. It is now possible to compile languages like C, C++, Rust and more to a binary format and it can run on the web exactly like javascript.

WebAssembly History

WebAssembly is also called WASM. WASM was first introduced to the world in the 2017. There are big technology companies behind the origin of WebAssembly: Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and W3C. The buzz is due to the fact that WebAssembly and Javascript are meant to work together towards solving complex coding issues.

Who is WebAssembly For?

WebAssembly can be used by software programmers. All that is required is to learn the basics of WebAssembly including programming concepts. Though you should have a basic understanding of Javascript, and any one of the high level languages like C, C++, Rust or Go. Once you check out WebAssembly, you will see the benefits of it and its various functionalities.

Who can use WebAssembly?

Web developers do not have to write code, since the code is written in languages like C, C++, Rust and can be then compiled to WebAssembly. The same code can also be run inside web browsers.

What are the advantages of WebAssembly?

WebAssembly is able to execute without any issues on modern web browsers and is safe to run on web browsers, as it takes care of permissions and same-origin policies. Languages like C, C++, Rust and Go can compile the code to WebAssembly and run it in web browsers. Since the size of the code is small, it loads and executes faster than before. You can get the final code in text format, which is easy to read and debug.

WebAssembly Introduction

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