Introducing WebAssembly, a New Binary Format for the Web

by Developer.com Staff

The tool will allow developers to write Web apps in languages other than JavaScript.

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and the WebKit project have launched WebAssembly, a new binary format for compiling Web applications. The new format has two benefits: First, it will allow developers to write Web applications in non-Web languages, starting with C/C++. Second, it should be much faster than JavaScript tools like asm.js. In fact, the current prototype is up to 23 times faster than asm.js.

Eventually, WebAssembly could become a new Web standard. With all of the major browser developers involved in the project, that goal looks very achievable.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Jun 18th 2015
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