WebAssembly Workshop

What happens if Web applications become super fast?
What if the ability to write code once but run it on lots of different platforms was true again?
What if Desktops are no longer interesting because you can do everything in a browser?
What if JavaScript wasn't your only language choice?

These are all starting to happen now that this W3C Standard is supported widely across all major browser vendors, Node and more. It's never been a better time to dig into the future that is playing out now faster than most people realize.

WebAssembly is emerging as an exciting vision for web applications that run at native speeds by using a size and load-time efficient, compiled binary format. Anything from computationally intensive business applications to fully rendered 3D video games will benefit from the mix of speed with other Web-oriented technologies. We'll let you know what is coming and how you'll benefit from it.

We will cover:

  • The History of WebAssembly
  • The JavaScript API
  • The Stack Machine
  • Shared Memory
  • Dynamic Libraries
  • The Text Format
  • Building Web Applications using C, C++, Go, Rust, Kotlin and more
  • Converting existing code and libraries into WebAssembly
  • Running WebAssembly in Node

This is a hands on workshop of a truly mind-blowing next step evolution of the Web. Don't get left behind.


About Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.

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