WebAssembly, “an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting”, is making progress, and is now available in Chrome Dev/Canary and Firefox Nightly. Microsoft has also announced WebAssembly in Edge. It is also in development in WebKit.
WebAssembly (sometimes abbreviated Wasm) defines a portable binary-code format and a corresponding text format for executable programs as well as software interfaces for facilitating interactions between such programs and their host environment.
The main goal of WebAssembly is to enable high-performance applications on web pages, "but it does not make any Web-specific assumptions or provide Web-specific features, so it can be employed in other environments as well." It is an open standard and ...
WebAssembly is an emerging standard whose goal is to define a safe, portable, size- and load-time efficient binary compiler target which offers near-native performance—a virtual CPU for the Web. WebAssembly ...
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Thank you. That’s a very interesting read and development.
In Chrome 51 and Opera 38 (
V8 5.1), WebAssembly is available and can be enabled:
WebAssembly is enabled by default in Chrome 57.
V8 Release 5.7
WebAssembly will replace Portable Native Client in Chromium.
Goodbye PNaCl, Hello WebAssembly!
Nice to see WebAssembly being used for something useful.
WebAssembly brings Google Earth to more browsers
Native Client is replaced with WebAssembly.
]Due to its lack of threading support in WASM, Firefox is notably slower than Chrome.]KML loading won’t work on Firefox.
[*]Bookmarks are broken on Firefox.
Use Google Earth with WebAssembly