Category: WebAssembly

WebAssembly: Solving Performance Problems on the Web

In modern JavaScript, the goal is often to find every way to optimize performance in the browser. There are times when web applications demand high performance and expect browsers to keep up. Traditional JavaScript has performance limitations because of how the engine treats the language. An interpreted (or even JIT-co...

Getting Started With WebAssembly

An absolute beginner's guide to WebAssembly in which we write some C code, compile it to wasm, and then run it in the browser. Continue reading on Tutorialzine. ...

WebAssembly Is Overdue: Thoughts on JavaScript for Large Projects

[special]At Auth0, most of our software is developed using JavaScript. We make heavy use of the language both on the front and the back-end.[/special] In this article, we’ll take a look at JavaScript’s usefulness as a general purpose language and give a brief run down of its development, from conception to ...

Quick Tip: Try WebAssembly in Your Browser Today

In June 2015, inventor of JavaScript and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, announced something very exciting for the web: WebAssembly. Eich explains that JavaScript has been dubbed as the assembly language of the web, something which he disagrees on and goes on to introduce WebAssembly, “a new intermediate rep...

JavaScript: 2015 in Review

JavaScript had a remarkable year. Despite reaching the grand age of twenty in May, news, projects and interest in the language continue to grow exponentially. Perhaps it’s the strange circles I move in, but I can’t think of another technology which moves at a similar pace. It’s becoming increasingly d...