I went to another WebAssembly meetup last night at Cloudflare.
It looks like a great time to get into this technology. Opportunities for early adopters including porting existing programs to wasm. Examples are ImageMagick and Vim (demo).
The author of Level Up With WebAssembly gave one of the presentations, and it looks like his book has a section on porting C code to wasm.
Cloudflare did a live coding demo of writing a program in Go, compiling it to wasm, and then deploying it as a Cloudflare cloud function (wasm on the server). If I understood correctly, the startup time for a wasm function can be 100 times faster than for a node function (5ms vs. 500ms).
Laurie Voss (co-founder of npm) gave a presentation on the future of npm and WebAssembly. Here are some of the links that were mentioned:
tink – "
tink acts as a replacement for Node.js itself, working from your existing
wasm-pack – “rust -> wasm workflow tool”
Some other mentioned links that people might want to investigate:
I hope they post the video online. Check the event page if I forget to update this post later.
I don’t have much free time between meetups at the moment, but if anyone wants to work through one of the WebAssembly books (C/C++ or Rust) during our Wednesday meetups, leave a comment here or send me a message. I think WebAssembly is about to become the next big technology, and demand for people who know it is probably just around the corner.