WebAssembly may be the next step in the coding evolution. Four of the major web browser developers have been working together behind closed doors for months.
One of the biggest problems that people considered when they thought about using a universal bytecode was that the major web browser developers would never play nice. However, the key players: Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and Apple, have been collaborating for months.
WebAssembly May be the Game Changer
Essentially, the software is catching up to the speed of the internet.
Not so Fast
It’s important to remember that these things take time and wasm is still in its first stages. It doesn’t even have a formal standards body. Arstechnica.com puts it best,
Also, as is inherent in collaboration between large corporations, it will take some time to provide for standardization.
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
So, for the coming months and years, keep watching the development of the future of the internet. Wasm, because it has backing from the browser giants, is poised to become the future of internet development. For you programmers, this must be welcomed news.
Feature image courtesy of Scott Maxwell.
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