WebAssembly a fast become the runtime of choice for blockchain implementations, with Ethereum (the biggest blockchain network second only to Bitcoin) looking to adopt this technology in their v2 architecture. The current version of Ethereum has its own virtual machine that runs a language called Solidity and it is expected that the new eWASM virtual machine will be faster. But will it?
Blazor is proving to be a big success, with the StackOverflow blog asking “What’s behind the hype?”. If you’re looking for information on how to get started with Blazor, this looks like a fantastic resource.
AssemblyScript is a new language, that is closely related to TypeScript, designed for WebAssembly. As AssemblyScript grows in popularity, the community is creating an ecosystem of libraries around it. This one, a library for arbitrary-precision decimal arithmetic, looks particularly useful.
A lot of bioinformatics tools are written in C/C++/Rust, and it is increasingly common for web apps to perform more of the analysis in the browser. However, in many applications bioinformatics applications require large datasets, which tend to be in the cloud. This blog post looks at how to run one such algorithm using Cloudflare (WebAssembly) Workers.
WebAssembly Summit is coming! Pencil the 22nd of April into your diary because the schedule looks great.