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  • Work Continues On WebAssembly For Low-Level, In-Browser Computing

    Phoronix: Work Continues On WebAssembly For Low-Level, In-Browser Computing

    Work continues on the WebAssembly project that's the joint effort by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple to allow C/C++ (and potentially other languages) to target a virtual ISA that would be executed within the web-browser...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-More-Progress

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    Perhaps this will finally allow us to write proper multithreaded web applications.

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    • #3
      ActiveX 2?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
        Perhaps this will finally allow us to write proper multithreaded web applications.
        more than that... in the long term it will allow us to completely get rid of the HTML/JS/CSS mess entirely

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        • #5
          Originally posted by clockley1 View Post
          ActiveX 2?
          Sure, only sandboxed, platform independent, and supported by all major browsers. So ActiveX without the reasons ActiveX sucked.
          Last edited by paulpach; 17 December 2015, 04:40 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post

            more than that... in the long term it will allow us to completely get rid of the HTML/JS/CSS mess entirely
            Only for games. It's like developing your entire web application in Flash.

            Omit the HTML for anything else and you'll get burned in effigy for reintroducing the dark ages of no web accessibility and no SEO.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

              Only for games. It's like developing your entire web application in Flash.

              Omit the HTML for anything else and you'll get burned in effigy for reintroducing the dark ages of no web accessibility and no SEO.
              There's no reason that WebAssembly can't implement Accessibility features, and given that Google is the primary developer of the standard either the SEO side of things is already solved or will be.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                Perhaps this will finally allow us to write proper multithreaded web applications.
                multithreading has nothing to do with instruction set

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                  multithreading has nothing to do with instruction set
                  maybe not, but Javascript is completely synchronous, or at least was before the new standard came out... I need to take a look over it to see if this is still the case or not.

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                  • #10
                    "web assembly" is, and always has been, a misnomer. It's much closer to a java applet.

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