Short Bytes: The development of the bytecode named WebAssembly was coined last year which led to the formation of the Web Assembly community group to help it evolve as a web standard. Various browser makers like Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft have come up with own versions of the experimental previews.
WebAssembly Previews Launched By Google, Mozilla, And Microsoft
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The most interesting thing about the search giant is the cool name they assign to their projects, like V8 which seems to have inspired from the V8 engine used in supercars.
What does WebAssembly mean for a layman?
Keeping all the technical stuff aside, let’s talk about what WebAssembly is for the common internet man. The runtime is developed to provide an unmatched experience to the users enabling in-browser applications to compete with the native applications in terms of performance. The collaborative efforts of these browser-makers are to create a cross-browser interoperable web standard with a goal of providing a safe, portable, and load-time efficient bytecode for the browsers.
A working demo is available on Github which you can only use if you’re using a Chrome Canary, Firefox Nightly, or a preview build of Microsoft Edge.
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