An introduction to WebAssembly for JavaScript Developers


WebAssembly is a standard of the World Wide Web consortium, which latest official release is WebAssembly Core Specification, W3C Recommendation, 5 December 2019. It is now supported by a majority of the main browsers. The primary purpose of this standard is to enable interoperability of JavaScript code executed by the Web browser with a compiled binary code. The WebAssembly modules are mainly dedicated to the implemention of algorithms requiring a fast execution compared to the capabilities of the JavaScript virtual machine. These algorithms are the basis of interactive 3D visualization, audio and video softwares, as well as games.


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