WebAssembly, which is often shorted to Wasm or WA, is a small, fast binary format which promises near-native performance for web applications. It is a new type of code that can be run in modern web-browsers and provides new features and gains in the performance. It is designed to be a compilation target for other languages to get first-class binary support across the entire web platform stack.
Why did it emerge?
Where will it be used?
We will also be seeing its use in recording and encoding audio, encoding videos, rendering 3d objects in real time, re-encoding images on the fly, editing and annotating PDFs, creating a fully feature text editor, doing real time simulation of physics and visualizing data in real time.
What exactly is the WebAssembly in layman terms?
· It is a compile target which provides a way for other languages to get first class binary support across the entire web platform stack.
Summing up with it's Pros:
- Efficient and fast - The WebAssembly stack machine is designed to be encoded in a size and a load time efficient binary format. It aims to execute at native speed by taking advantage of common hardware capabilities available on a wide range of platforms.