Faster and securer browser apps on the way as tech giants team up for Web Assembly

Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla teamed up for Web Assembly, a new joint project of the tech Giants, that will help enhance the effectiveness of JavaScript and overall make browser applications faster and more secure.

It is true that there has been a great debate as to the quality and safety standards of technology so far. A lot of companies that have been involved in the technology department have thought it best to cooperate and join forces, in order to come up with an advanced tool that would allow them to take additional steps towards getting great results online.

Engineers and other professionals from Google, Apple and Microsoft, as well as Mozilla, have been working on Web Assembly (which is alternatively known as wasm). When the whole concept is complete, this bytecode will enable non-JavaScript engines to identify and run source code of all sorts. This in turn will have a great positive impact on the performance of all browsers and eventually on the overall user experience online.

To be more specific, C and C++ code are two of the languages that will become more accessible to the browsers with the addition of Web Assembly, alongside others. So, web applications will become effortlessly accessible to the browsers and therefore computing will be made a lot easier and more efficient to all.

It is really cool to point out that Web Assembly will enable 20 times faster performance, in comparison to JavaScript. Of course, Java will not be made obsolete; on the contrary, it will work side by side with the new bytecode and offer even better results. However, this addition is certainly something remarkable to consider. The project will also introduce fresh maintenance costs alongside issues pertaining to the code size and security.

Among the web applications that will take advantage of the advanced nature of Web Assembly, we find the use of remote desktop, encryption and VPN. In the proper environment, all the applications that allow the user to fully control his computing options, encrypt their traffic and remain out of reach from hackers and snoopers all around become accessible and easily manageable.

In addition, videos and images will become universally accessible and there will be great improvement to the quality and availability of everything related to imaging. This indisputably includes gaming options and it will cover the breakthroughs in online streaming and P2P (torrents).

So, it goes without even saying that Web Assembly is a wonderful step to empower the use of VPN, as much as the enhancement of the possibilities linked to audiovisual data. Apparently, as the time passes by and the experts are working on this project, everything will become more advanced and effective.

The whole project is far from being complete, according to the words of the pros that have devoted their expertise and knowledge towards getting the right job done. The informal community group that has been introduced to the public and the tech giants that support the plan, though, can only make us hope for something innovative and extremely helpful to the average Internet user. Speeding up the overall web performance is of paramount importance, and enabling full compatibility to all browsers will definitely change the current map of computing.

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