Chapter 1 - What Is WebAssembly?
WebAssembly is a binary format for representating isolated executable code. It was developed for web
- Because its a low level bytecode, it's able to perform math quickly and manage memory more concisely.
- WebAssembly was built with existing compilers in mind, allowing native languages like C/C++ and Rust to compile to it as a target.
- Built with isolation in mind, allowing fine grain access control.
- WebAssembly was built rather host agnostic, allowing some people to use WebAssembly outside of browsers too!
WebAssembly is often called WASM