Wasm 2021: Heise presents WebAssembly, the game changer also beyond the web

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Wasm 2021: Heise presents WebAssembly, the game changer also beyond the web

WebAssembly (Wasm) is an open standard and as such is revolutionary in the client, it quickly turns established technologies upside down: heise Developer and dpunkt.verlag are dedicating a full-day online conference to Wasm on August 31st, which will take a close look at the relatively young technology and explore its versatility.

WebAssembly defines a bytecode for executing programs within web browsers, but its use is not limited to the browser area. It can be used to create particularly powerful web applications in terms of loading times and execution. As of December 2019, Wasm has officially been a W3C standard that ships with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Webkit. WebAssembly has been considered “the fourth language of the web” since standardization at the latest. Wasm is backed by companies like Fastly, Mozilla, Intel and Microsoft, who have joined forces in the Bytecode Alliance to promote the development of WebAssembly. The association has been registered as a non-profit organization since April 2021.

A few examples of Wasm’s versatility: WebAssembly scores with Flutter in web applications; in the enterprise area, for example, .NET and C # developers rely on Blazor with him. Beyond the front end, Wasm is making friends with Deno, and Wasm-based kubelets could possibly even replace containers in the cloud.

The betterCode Wasm 2021 will impart conceptual knowledge and practical know-how on August 31, 2021 from insiders from the core of Wasm development as well as from users with practical experience. Anyone attending the one-day online event will receive answers to numerous questions, including:

  • What actually is WebAssembly?
  • How can it be used together with the preferred programming language?
  • What is the use of Wasm for containers and serverless applications?
  • What does it do in the front end and what does it do in the back end?
  • How does it help to specifically advance your own projects?

The program has already been largely determined, so the participants can expect a wide range of topics such as web applications with Rust, increased performance of JavaScript applications, Wasm with Blazor and .NET and Wasm as an alternative to containers. In addition to the lectures, there is ample opportunity to direct your own questions to speakers via chat and video and to exchange ideas. All slides and the video recordings of the live streaming will be available afterwards.

Tickets are available until August 17th at the early bird price of 149 euros (plus 19% VAT). Special group discounts are available for teams, and schoolchildren, students and university members can also participate at reduced rates on request. The preliminary program and all other information can be found on the website.


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