Engineers from Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and several other Webkit project engineers have teamed up to launch WebAssembly, a binary format for compiling applications for the web. The idea behind this format is to provide developers with a single compilation target that will be implemented in all browsers.
“Bottom line: With co-evolution of JS and wasm, in a few years, I believe all the top browsers will sport JS engines that have become truly polyglot virtual machines,” Eich said. “I predict that JS over the same time span will endure and evolve to absorb more APIs and hardware-based affordances — but not all, where wasm carries the weight.”
WebAssembly is in its early days and nothing has come out as of its specifications or high level design. It is not often seen that all major browser vendors like Google, Mozilla and Apple work together on a project, so this is definitely it’s worth seeing.
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