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Current state of compiling TypeScript to WebAssembly


WebAssembly is a compilation target that has a great many benefits - smaller bundles, faster parse / load times, faster execution. These benefits are equally desirable to JavaScript developers as they are to those using C++, Rust, etc …

Wouldn’t it be great if you could compile JavaScript to WebAssembly?

The most likely route to achieving this at the moment is via TypeScript, and this post gives a good overview of the current options.

Maybe you don’t need Rust and WASM to speed up your JS


A few week back the Mozilla Hacks blog published an article about moving part of their source-maps library to Rust, giving a x6 performance increase.

This blog post argues that significant performance increases could have been achieved simply by optimising the existing JavaScript - and goes into a lot of detail. A great read.

.NET Rocks talks WebAssembly


With the excitement around Blazor, which has become an official ASP.NE project, this popular podcast talks to Steve Sanderson and Daniel Roth to find out more about the project.

And Finally …

Anyone fancy some ‘official’ stickers?