WebAssembly: The Big Picture

WebAssembly could revolutionize the web. In this course, you’ll learn what it is and why it is important. You’ll learn what creating applications with WebAssembly looks like, and how you can use it to create web applications using languages like C#.
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(74)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2018
Duration
42m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(74)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2018
Duration
42m
Description

At the core of developing fast web application is a thorough knowledge of WebAssembly. In WebAssembly: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what WebAssembly is and why it is important. First, you’ll learn where WebAssembly came from. Next, you’ll explore what WebAssembly is. Finally, you’ll discover how to work with WebAssembly. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of what WebAssembly is, where it came from and why it is important, that will help you as you move forward to develop fast web applications.

About the author
About the author

Barry is a software architect and developer with a passion for the cloud. He has worked for lots of companies throughout the last decade and is keen to share his knowledge with the community. He co-founded a usergroup focused on technology and soft-skills and currently teaches people about the benefits of the cloud.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Barry Luijbregts, and welcome to my course, Web Assembly: The Big Picture. I am an independent software developer and architect with a passion for the cloud. WebAssembly could revolutionize the web. It is fast and enables you to use languages, like C++ and C# on the web just like JavaScript. If you have anything to do with web development, you should know about WebAssembly. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what WebAssembly is and where it came from and why WebAssembly is such a big deal. By the end of this course, you will know why WebAssembly is important, what it is, and where it came from. You don't have to know anything about web development before you take this course. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about WebAssembly with The Web Assembly: The Big Picture course here, at Pluralsight.

What Is WebAssembly?
Hi, and welcome to this Big Picture course about WebAssembly. I'm Barry, and I am an independent software architect and developer. You can find me on Twitter @AzureBarry and on my personal website azurebarry. com. If you're taking this course, you've probably heard about WebAssembly and want to find out more. You've come to the right place. In this course, you'll learn what WebAssembly is, where it came from, and why it is important. I'll start at the very beginning so you don't have to know anything about web development. In this first module, we'll start by taking a look at where WebAssembly came from and who is behind it. Then, we're going to discuss what WebAssembly is and what some of its use cases are. And finally, we'll look at how you can go about creating applications that use WebAssembly. Ready? Let's dive in.

Why Is WebAssembly Such a Big Deal?
There is a lot of buzz around WebAssembly. In this module, we'll take a look at why that is and why it could become a revolutionary technology for the web. We'll first dive into why WebAssembly is such a big deal, and then we'll look at the things to remember for this module.

Where to Go from Here?
Now that you know what WebAssembly is and why it matters, you might want to learn more about it. In this module, we'll sum up what we've learned so far, and we'll take a look at some of the resources that are out there to learn more about WebAssembly.