Hello and welcome! We're glad you've stumbled onto our little Wasm-loving corner of the internet. Wasm Builders is a space for anyone interested in WebAssembly to learn, show off what they've done, and discuss the technology with others.
WebAssembly (or Wasm) is an exciting technology for deploying highly secure, performant, and portable code. It was first showcased 5 years ago, and has received support from all major Web browsers since then, as well as making inroads into the cloud, IoT, and the edge. It’s an open standard driven by the World Wide Web Consortium, and whose development is being spearheaded by organizations like the ByteCode Alliance and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation from the Linux Foundation.
WebAssembly is approaching a critical turning point with important pieces coming together, especially with the advancement of the WebAssembly System Interface (WASI), which provides applications with access to the filesystem, networking, and other key interfaces. This will enable a whole new set of applications to emerge, and will reshape how applications get built and deployed.
Wasm Builders is a group made up of WebAssembly enthusiasts who are exploring the limits of wasm-native applications. Our goal is to inform, to delight, and to inspire. To inform by sharing knowledge about WebAssembly through articles and tutorials. To delight by showcasing cutting-edge demos and applications. And to inspire by bringing people from all over the world together to build the next generation of modern applications.
As WebAssembly becomes a more prominent tool in the modern developer’s kit, it’s important that there’s a space to learn, discuss, and showcase everything that Wasm can do. This community space is going to ensure that anyone can approach WebAssembly from various industries, specialties and skill levels, and have a friendly, informative place to collaborate.
Wasm Builders is shaping up to be a great place where developers come together to share what they are building on top of WebAssembly. The Enarx project in particular aims to render Confidential Computing accessible by providing a run-time Trusted Execution Environment based on WebAssembly, allowing developers to deploy applications transparently across multiple architectures and without any rewrites from languages like Rust, C, and C++.
Radu Matei, Michelle Noorali, Matt Butcher (fermyon.com)
At Fermyon, we believe WebAssembly has the potential to power the next wave of cloud computing, so we are very excited about a community effort to help developers build and understand WebAssembly. We are looking forward to sharing more about what we are working on soon!
Properties that made WebAssembly successful in the browser (safety, speed and efficiency) make it also a desirable component in other parts of the tech stack. It's great to have a platform like Wasm Builders that allows us all from different backgrounds to come together around this awesome technology.
Ralph Squillace (Principal Program Manager, Azure Core Upstream, Microsoft Corporation, Vice Chairperson, Bytecode Alliance Foundation. Krustlet (Wasm), Bindle (Wasm), and the Azure Kubernetes Service WASI NodePools preview – among others.
Wasm Builders is a great place to start looking at, learning, and using Wasm and WASI components for almost anything. It’s a great way to ramp up if you want to contribute upstream to various projects – including those in the Bytecode Alliance Foundation and CNCF. This should be a lot of fun. :-)
Liam Randall (cosmonic.com, wasmcloud)
Daniel Cook (akkoro.io)
We'd love to get to know you, so leave a comment down below introducing yourself, and don't be shy. We love hearing from you. Use #WasmBuilders on Twitter to share anything you post here, and we'll be looking for things to share with the world!