by Ben Sewell, Launchpad Head of Technology Strategy
There’s a new revolution coming to web apps. It’s called WebAssembly, and it could spawn a whole new generation of web applications.
To make this all work, of course, we need some nice front-end frameworks too, right? Microsoft announced the WebAssembly port of Blazor, their C# front-end framework last year, and Qt, the massively important cross-platform framework (think Autodesk’s 3DS Max and Maya, for example) has also been ported to WebAssembly+WebGL. Not just that, but as of 2018.2, the Unity game engine exports into WebAssembly + WebGL, allowing games tech developers to get their hands on this high-performance tech too.
So, the world is our oyster; let’s go and build stuff that’s very beautiful, very cool and very fast!
Want to get started? Here’s some pointers: