WebAssembly to Speed Up Performance of Web Browsers


WebAssembly Studio, an online Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is being developed by Mozilla to speed up performance of web browsers. WebAssembly is essentially a binary code format that helps in boosting the performance of any web applications within a web browser.

This IDE will help developers learn and teach other members about WebAssembly, also known as Wasm. The code format claims to increase web application performance and is backed by major tech giants including Mozilla. Computer applications as well as mobile devices will be blessed with higher output and accelerated performance as it will upgrade the language support using garbage collection method, threads, improved debugging and a SIMD (Single Input, Multiple Data) extension.

The major feature of WebAssembly Studio beta is that the developers have tried to integrate two existing tools, WasmExplorer and WasmFiddle. The WebAssembly IDE feature includes support of C, C++ and Rust languages. However, the support is supposed to improve in the later versions of the beta. Most of the compilation job is performed at the back end from the server side but plans are there to perform more on front end that is the client side.

Along with that WebAssembly will be enabled to support compilation of any language. It can edit WebAssembly binary modules and test files. Several features and tools will be accessible in a content wise menu format. In addition, you will be privileged to download and build WebAssembly Studio. There are plans to improve user experience and error reporting as well.

The WebAssembly is available in all four major of web browsers in their latest versions – Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  A 3D library called Draco uses WebAssembly released by Google and is used for compressing and decompressing 3D geometric meshes and clouds. The WebAssembly feature is used in Draco for better performance.

It can be used for both scripting and computational performances in JavaScript language. In a JavaScript app, WebAssembly modules can be loaded using JavaScript APIs (Application Programming Interface).


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here