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AACS – WebAssembly: Bytecode in the Browser with Patrick McSweeny

Wednesday, August 07 2019 at 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Ann Arbor Computer Society presents:
Up until recently, JavaScript was the only language that could be run natively in most web browsers. However, WebAssembly changes all of this by allowing browsers to run bytecode which can be compiled from a wide array of languages. This will help close the gap between browser and desktop applications and allow developers from a variety of backgrounds to develop applications for the browser. This presentation go over the advantages of using WebAssembly and assess the tools currently available for working with the technology. It will also include a demonstration of how to compile Rust into WebAssembly packaged inside a node module which can be imported into a web app.

About the presenter:
Patrick is a full stack web developer focusing on Ruby, working in areas ranging from startups to education. He has been the organizer of the Ann Arbor Ruby Brigade since 2014.

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