WebAssembly

Definition - What does WebAssembly mean?

WebAssembly is a standard for software products that run on a web browser and are delivered through the internet. This standard was created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and works with various types of programming languages.

Techopedia explains WebAssembly

WebAssembly is a standard that was created in 2015. Early implementations relied on JavaScript. However, WebAssembly can be compiled in several languages including C, and many more languages have WebAssembly compilers and development.

Examples of WebAssembly software on the web include video games along with various kinds of utilities and graphic design software. WebAssembly is supported by all modern browsers and runs in a sandbox environment.

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