As well as writing Programming WebAssembly with Rust, Kevin Hoffman is busy creating Waxosuit - a cloud-native runtime for WebAssembly. Since WebAssembly emerged last year a number of people have seen its potential as a cloud runtime environment, with Fastly and Cloudflare allowing you to run WebAssembly code on their edge networks. Waxosuit uses the wasmer runtime, to create a fully-featured cloud-native runtime suitable for enterprise
This neat project takes a fluid simulation engine and ports it to the web using WebAssembly. The overall effect is stunning! It works very well on mobile devices too.
Earlier this month a small conference was held in Berlin to “Explore the key topics involved in building a modern blockchain smart contracts execution environment based on wasm technology” - the videos from this event have just been published, and you’re in for a treat, about 14 hours of watching!
A few months ago Microsoft open sourced the calculator app. The Platform Uno team have used this opportunity to port it to C#, allowing it to run on iOS, Android, natively - and with WebAssembly, they can run it on the web also.
And Finally …
Q: How does WebAssembly facilitate less hackable/more trustless in-browser code execution? A: It doesn’t!