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What can WebAssembly do for your software application?
WebAssembly (or “wasm” for short) is a project backed by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple that was created to bring the Web to its next logical step. The project, which is built by Firefox, Edge, Chromium, and WebKit development teams, aims to not bring about a faster and more powerful, and more efficient Web, but also streamline the process of creating Web applications by becoming the new standard for Web-app development.
How WebAssembly Will Impact Software Development
The most immediate impact of wasm is that the project will make browsing webpages more efficient and far faster. However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg and is probably one of the smallest benefits of the standard. There are still a number of other benefits that can positively affect application development.
- Web Design
- Native App
- W3C Standard
Powerful and Streamlined Application Development
This new standard could provide software development teams with the capability to take a powerful software application that would normally be restricted to a standalone desktop application and make it functional on Web browsers. As well as simplifying and streamlining the development process, making the creation of web apps easier than ever.
For business purposes, this is incredible. Often, a developer will be forced to either make their software application only compatible with a single operating system or spend time and money porting their application to be compatible with other systems or devices. But with wasm, they can make nearly any application compatible with nearly every popular system, from iOS, and Android to Windows, OS X, and Linux.
The more you look at the details, the better wasm seems. It offers software and application developers a better way to compile application code. Making the compilation of performance critical code easier than it’s ever been before and saving developers a lot of frustration. As well as being able to compile other languages that would normally be unusable for web development, opening the doors to huge amounts of freedom when designing web apps and giving developers the ability to make them more powerful than ever.
Mozilla and their partners have given developers a powerful tool for web development. Allowing them access to low-level building blocks, which can let them construct essentially any application they want.
Probably the most encouraging aspect of wasm is that it will be nearly universally supported. Due to being a collaborative effort between the industry giants which are normally rival, as soon as wasm is available, it will ship with the support of every major web browser. Allowing powerful cross-platform compatibility.
This is a huge deal for a technical standard. Adoption of standards is extremely important to their survival, many standards die before widespread support. Whereas wasm already has the support of every major web browser on launch day.
The project is built by teams from every major web browser companies, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla, the four biggest names in web browsers. This means that wasm is designed for extensive support and adoption from the world’s four biggest web browsers: Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox, giving it extreme cross-platform capabilities.
This level of collaboration between companies that are normally rivals is astounding. Especially when you consider how competitive the technological fields are. However, this project is set to take the tech world by storm. Allowing the performance of a desktop application in a web app, this technology can be used for a number of amazing applications from advanced browser-based video editing to gaming or virtual reality activities. Users would also be capable of accessing wasm applications from any device due to its collaborative development by all the major web-browser teams. Without having to worry about separate downloads or installations.
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