Major browser vendors have agreed to implement a new web standard that will bring near native performance to the web for online games, music and video streaming, AR and VR, and other applications. The result, WebAssembly, is a portable, cross-vendor, cross-language, size and load time Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) that gets stored in a binary format suitable for compilation to the web. Initially released to public in June, WebAssembly, also known as wasm, is now in the browser preview phase.
Do We Need WebAssembly with asm.js?
WebAssembly aims for a complete feature parity with asm.js. While wasp is revolutionary, the development is as an evolutionary path from the already existing paradigm. For the time being, as long as you are keeping in touch with the latest evolution of wasp, and with Google’s team developing tools that automatically convert asm.js sites to WebAssembly, it’s safe to continue compiling your code to asm.js.
How Can You Get Started with wasp?