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A Look Ahead - and back at the State of WebAssembly

Back at the beginning of the year, Gerard Gallant, author of "WebAssembly in Action" wrote an article detailing his thoughts about WebAssembly in 2021 and his expectations for the technology going into 2022.

In 2021, WebAssembly saw a lot of performance improvements and subsequently growth in both WebAssembly users and commercial products entering the ranks of WebAssembly

  • Safari
  • SharedArrayBuffer
  • Fixed-Width SIMD
  • Exception Handling
  • Module Linking and Interface Types
  • .NET 6
  • The Bytecode Alliance

It appears like 2022 will be another strong year for WebAssembly, with several capabilities likely finding their way into production. Here are the topics we expect to see addressed in 2022:

  • Exception Handling
  • Tail Calls
  • Multiple Memories
  • WASI
  • Fixed-Width SIMD

You can read the complete article here: The State of WebAssembly 2021/2022

Top comments (2)

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Connor Hicks

Thanks for sharing!

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Mendy Berger

Great post!