June 18, 2015

The Launch of WebAssembly

Luke Wagner of Mozilla has announced the existence of the WebAssembly project. The purpose is to define a low-level language to run in web browsers; it will then serve as a compilation target for higher-level languages. Developers from most of the major browser engines are working on the project. "For existing Emscripten/asm.js users, targeting WebAssembly will be as easy as flipping a flag. Thus, it is natural to view WebAssembly as the next evolutionary step of asm.js (a step many have requested and anticipated)."

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