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WebAssembly may go live in browsers this year

Paul Krill | March 3, 2016
The portable code format promises to bring native speed to Web apps.

Developers are already compiling to JavaScript with other languages and using asm.js as the bridge, Elliott noted.

Despite those efforts, WebAssembly remains very much a work in progress. Developers need to experiment with browser implementations and provide feedback before the specification is finished, Wagner said. Also, the community group has to finish the spec and deal with a "steadily shrinking" set of questions, he said. In addition, the conformance test suite must be expanded to cover the entire specification.


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