Articles on Web assembly
Last updated: 2023/01/17
Top deep-dives on Web assembly
Harshal Sheth discusses what, how, where, and why of Web Assembly, underlining its important role in future development on the web.
Connor Clark takes us on the journey of porting the Zelda Classic engine to the web via Emscripten.
Asen Alexandrov gives an overview of Web Assembly (wasm) and offers a hands-on example on building a wasm container, comparing it to native binaries, and then comparing it to traditional containers.
- Wasm is a new standard that allows for portable binaries that can run on a variety of environments
- Wasm has its origins in the web and is supported by all major browsers
- Wasm can handle interpreted languages (in addition to compiled languages) by compiling the interpreters to wasm
Colin Eberhardt demonstrates how to setup your own serverless platform using Web Assembly and Rust.
Frank Denis presents the current state of WebAssembly (wasm) runtimes and compares their progress since the previous benchmark.
- Lots of wasm runtimes have been abandoned
- iwasm currently has the best performance
- Swift can now emit wasm code and C/C++ is way easier to compile to wasm using zig cc
Andy Wingo demonstrates how WebAssembly could support JIT compilation.