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Code ’19 Feature session: WebAssembly, your browser’s sandbox – Aaron Powell

As we countdown to Code ’19, our front end development conference, we’re highlighting great sessions you can expect.

If you like what you see, then why no get along? It’s in Melbourne on June 20 and 21, but always sells out, so don’t delay. And use the code ‘blog’ to get a free upgrade to a silver ticket when you register for a classic, giving you all the conference videos as a bonus!

WebAssembly, your browser’s sandbox

We’ve been doing web development for 30+ years and in all that time have you ever stopped to think, “This SPA needs more C++”? Well thanks to the power of WebAssembly you can finally bring C, C++, Rust, Go and other high level languages to the browser.

So does this mean that we can replace our JavaScript with these other languages? Probably not, so what is the role that WebAssembly can play in building web applications? And most importantly, what does it look like as a web developer to try and incorporate these platforms that have traditionally been on the server?

For this talk, we’ll look at some of the fundamentals of WebAssembly, how to incorporate it into our development process and ultimately what it looks like to build an application that uses a mixed development stack.

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  • Web Directions Code://remote 2020

    A global remote-only conference for JavaScript Developers and Front End Engineers.

    Exclusively Online August 2020

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    A global remote-only conference–product design and product management.

    Exclusively Online October 2020

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    A conference for the whole digital team–featuring product, design, front-end dev, and new people/talent/culture tracks.

    Sydney Late 2020, Early 2021

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