WebAssembly (Wasm) has many applications in the cloud-native world today – WASI, edge cloud computing, Proxy-Wasm, and cloud-native runtime for serverless functions, to name a few. The question is, why has WebAssembly become so popular?
Years ago when I heard WebAssembly (Wasm) for the first time, I was intrigued. The fact that I can write code in Rust or C++ and have it running in a browser blew my mind immediately. Porting an existing browser-side computation from JS code to Rust results in an increased performance. Needless to say, I have high expectations from this technology. Sadly, due to personal circumstances, I haven’t had much time and opportunity to explore this technology further.
That is, until last week.