Cloud Native Wasm day is a twice-a-year highlight for all of us at Cosmonic. As the years go on Wasm Day continues to evolve from development progress to practical applications and impressive use of the technology. Today we saw a significant focus on security, especially isolation, high performance Wasm use cases, and an emphasis on the flexibility of the technology itself.
Just a few days until we get together again with our cloud native peers and friends. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon starts next week and we couldn't be more excited. Don't forget to visit us at the Cosmonic booth
M21 and stop by the CNCF wasmCloud booth in the
Projects Pavilion. We're looking forward to seeing everyone!
You've heard of the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat
But what about Wasm, did you hear about that?
Dive into this poem, take a quick look
The story of Wasm, in this neat little book
After a week spent in the company of WebAssembly (Wasm) experts and enthusiasts, we've come away from the Linux Foundation's inaugural WasmCon with one conclusion - WebAssembly is capturing developer imagination in all sorts of industries. As the Bytecode Alliance and W3C Wasm Working Group release the latest stable iteration of Wasm standards - WASI-preview 2.
- A few major themes came through during the event. By far, the WebAssembly Component Model dominated conversations with many looking to understand how it works and how close components are to stabilization. Language interoperability was also front of mind, and there was lots of fresh innovation on show: from Siemens' use of Wasm in embedded systems to fresh demos showing componentize-py in action.
By enabling cloud native back ends to run on operational edges, Wasm allows us to deploy business logic closer to users or data, even to places Kubernetes and containers can't go.
This article first appeared in InfoWorld as part of the New Tech Forum.
Collaboration, community, and diversity are the keys to technological innovation. This is why we are thrilled to announce that Cosmonic is involved in two adjacent events, set to revolutionize the WebAssembly (Wasm) landscape: The Linux Foundation's WasmCon and the Bytecode Alliance's WebAssembly Hackathon. Both events are being held near each other - WasmCon in Bellevue, WA on September 6 and 7, and “Componentize the World” on Friday September 8th in Redmond, WA.
Cosmonic will be there – and you should be, too.
Over the last 20 years, we have made huge strides in abstracting common complexities from the lives of developers. Wave after wave of innovation has driven the technology cycle. Enterprises have organized and executed around raising the delivery abstraction targeted by their developers. With each wave, we have simplified the effort, reduced the time to deliver and hastened the pace of innovation.
Every year, twice a year, we're lucky enough to see the latest and greatest in Cloud Native Wasm in one jam-packed day. This year we had the pleasure of traveling to Amsterdam for the EU circuit of KubeCon. Knowing that not everyone would be able to fly out to catch the event, we sponsored the recordings so that all of this great content would make it onto YouTube after the event. We've been attending WasmDay at CNCF KubeCon since the first one, and we wanted to share our insights with you for each talk, including a high level summary, some space for opinions, and then eventually the embedded recording once available.
There is nothing more chaotic today than the current state of cybersecurity.
In my latest article in The New Stack, “How Web Assembly Can Mitigate the Software Supply Chain Crisis,” I discussed the relative ease with which today’s predominant method for building software allows for malware infection across all components of an application.
Until now, the method for building software relied on the aggregation of software components that often lack distinct security boundaries between them.
During Cloud Native Wasm Day, Adobe’s Colin Murphy talked about how Adobe is using WebAssembly within its flagship web browser-based products Photoshop, Lightroom and Acrobat. He also explored potential Wasm use cases for edge compute and in the data center with wasmCloud.
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