I am a software developer who wants to build high-performance, advanced and future-friendly software that runs anywhere while still interacting with the browser.
Twenty years ago, we were promised two things: a Web of information that embraced change and a virtual machine that allowed you to write your code once and run it anywhere. What would happen if you combined those ideas? The Web has evolved as a platform to embrace 3D graphics, peer to peer networking, hardware-accelerated video and more. The language that you use to build applications on it has remained an accident of history until now.
WebAssembly is a new technology standard that will lay the foundation for writing code once and targeting almost all of the platforms of the world both in and out of a web context with near native speeds, portable, interoperable software modules and the infrastructure of the Web to tie it all together.
Brian Sletten is the president of Bosatsu Consulting, where he focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the semantic web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting, and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies, Brian has worked in many industries, including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality, and healthcare. He holds a BS in computer science from the College of William and Mary. Brian is a rabid reader and devoted foodie with excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his international pop recording career.
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