What is WebAssembly?
It is an open standard that defines a portable binary code format for executable programs, and a corresponding textual assembly language, as well as interfaces for facilitating interactions between such programs and their host environment.
WebAssembly is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
WebAssembly is an open source tool with 6.3K GitHub stars and 640 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to WebAssembly's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses WebAssembly?
27 companies reportedly use WebAssembly in their tech stacks, including top.gg, Foretag, and Cubbit.
116 developers on StackShare have stated that they use WebAssembly.
C++, C lang, Rust, Blazor, and Yew Framework are some of the popular tools that integrate with WebAssembly. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with WebAssembly.
Decisions about WebAssembly
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose WebAssembly in their tech stack.
I'm really interested in building minimalistic web products with extra stuff like Stripe, MongoDB, solidity, WebAssembly and three.js.
Want to choose my backend lang but am unable to choose, my requirement is:
- fast dev
- easy to learn
- good for saas
- huge community
- fast and interactive
- good job market (not important)
overAdobe PhotoshopAdobe XD
Imo Figma is an everywhere-available tool, that uses modern technology (WebAssembly) and intuitive design to let you build awesome things.
- Efficient and fast
- Open and debuggable
- Part of the open web platform
WebAssembly Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to WebAssembly?
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Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
This allows applications and libraries originally designed to run as standard executables to be integrated into client side web applications.
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!