Webassembly: Expectation vs. Reality - JSConf.Asia 2019

Published on: Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Speaker: Patrick Walther

Web Assembly has arrived in all major browsers. With it being in plain sight instead of hidden behind browser flags we can start and bring our high performance applications to the browser. In this workshop we’re going to look at the basics of Web Assembly and see what is already in the browsers today and what is yet to come. From there we will implement a real performance heavy task in our browser. We will compare the performance of our Web Assembly code to a plain JavaScript version. Afterwards you will be able to decide when to use Web Assembly and what specific performance benefits It will give you.

Bring a laptop. Have a recent web-browser, Git and NodeJS installed. If local wifi allows it we will be working with http-server package locally and access this from our smartphones. If not we might use a service like Zeit Cloud (https://zeit.co/now).

Patrick started his programming journey as a Java Developer but became hooked on Web Development very quickly. At Zühlke he has been able to quickly gain a lot of expertise in various projects and industries transforming portals, platforms, calculators and many more applications into proper responsive web applications. His love for the web has grown through the years only surpassed by his love for burgers! So if you know the best burger place in Singapore, hit him up!

Event Page: https://2019.jsconf.asia/

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