How WebAssembly May Reinvent How We Write and Ship Code on the Web

  • Binary encoded assembly is a really good description of WebAssembly language. Don’t expect anything fancy like a for-loop — it’s a lot lower level than that. It’s an efficient and fast stack machine that is safe, open and debuggable. It’s web tech! It is not some separate thing; this upholds all the values of the web. And this is REAL. A lot of people don’t realize this but WebAssembly is in your browser now. It’s in Firefox, it’s in Chrome. It’s in Safari, in Edge. And it is in Node.js. Download the latest version of node, type webassembly in, hit enter, you’re going to see there is an object there.

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