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01.17.2017

Web Assembly (and You!)

Javascript is easy to learn and currently monopolizes in-browser code. Unfortunately, even with two decades of optimization, the fastest Javascript is still less than half the speed of native (in-OS) code.

Enter Web Assembly: a binary compiler target offering near-native performance. Soon, developers writing in C/C++ or other languages will be able to run their code directly in a browser.

In this video, Eric explains how the upcoming implementation of Web Assembly will greatly improve the speed, reliability, and power of in-browser code, including Javascript.

Project Members: Eric Rainville

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