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WebAssembly

A binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine
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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 3.5K GitHub stars and 361 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to WebAssembly's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses WebAssembly?

Companies
12 companies reportedly use WebAssembly in their tech stacks, including Cubbit, Frontend, and IHMC.

Developers
5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use WebAssembly.

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Why developers like WebAssembly?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use WebAssembly
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WebAssembly's Features

  • Efficient and fast
  • Safe
  • Open and debuggable
  • Part of the open web platform

WebAssembly Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to WebAssembly?
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Go
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.
Emscripten
This allows applications and libraries originally designed to run as standard executables to be integrated into client side web applications.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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WebAssembly's Followers
1 developers follow WebAssembly to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Dmitry Spirin