WebAssembly for the masses

WebAssembly is designed to run high-level languages like C/C++/Rust in the JavaScript world. WASM enables native speed execution and provides a sandboxed secure enviornment inside the JavaScript engine. WASM is built as an open standard and it is part of the Web platform.

This session will introduce you to the following:

  • What is WebAssembly and why should you be excited about it.
  • How it works
  • Various (high-level) languages that currently support WebAssembly and how to use them (with demos)
    • The pros / cons / things to consider
  • Things that you should before venturing into the world of WebAssembly