Webassembly: The Definitive Guide: Safe, Fast, and Portable Code (Paperback)

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Webassembly: The Definitive Guide: Safe, Fast, and Portable Code (Paperback)


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WebAssembly: The Definitive Guide is a thorough and accessible introduction to one of the most transformative technologies hitting our industry. What started as a way to use languages other than JavaScript in the browser has evolved into a comprehensive path toward portability, performance, increased security, and greater code reuse across an impressive collection of deployment targets.

Author Brian Sletten introduces elements of this technology incrementally while building to several concrete, code-driven examples of practical, cutting-edge WebAssembly uses. Whether you work with enterprise software or embedded systems, or in entertainment, scientific computing, or startup environments, you'll learn how WebAssembly can have a positive impact on the way you develop software.

  • Use WebAssembly to increase code portability across platforms
  • Reuse more of your software assets in a wider number of deployment targets
  • Learn how WebAssembly increases protection against prominent security attacks
  • Use WebAssembly to deploy legacy code in web environments
  • Increase your user base across languages and development environments
  • Integrate JavaScript code with other languages and environments to improve performance, security, and productivity
  • Learn how WebAssembly will affect your career as software developer
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, publishing, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. His career has been a mix of applying next generation solutions and practical problem solving. This positions him well to understand both the real-world benefits of WebAssembly and the potential that it has to revolutionize our industry. It is the centerpiece of a new vision for building portable, scalable, safe software that provides robust business value for longer timeframes. Brian has been teaching and speaking about WebAssembly for the last three years. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781492089841
ISBN-10: 1492089842
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 332
Language: English