In the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about WebAssembly on the web and other areas. If you have not heard about it before, it is an Assembly like language. It can run almost anywhere, including the web, mobile, desktop, and on servers. Many languages support compiling to WebAssembly, such as C/C++ (Emscripten), Rust, and Go (TinyGo). Others have an interpreter/JIT Compiler that can be compiled to WebAssembly, like Python (Pyodide) and C#. It has many benefits for using on the web and in native code, which will be talked about later. First, let’s go over the history of WebAssembly and other things like that.
To fix some problems with asm.js, like faster parsing, WebAssembly was released in 2017. It quickly gained popularity and browser support. Currently, it is supported by Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and more.