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Brooks Townsend
Brooks Townsend
Brooks Townsend
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From the beginning of our days developing wasmCloud, we took a stance to be compatible with today's technology without being dependent on it. So, wasmCloud needed to be able to:

  • Run inside or outside of a container
  • Run inside of Kubernetes or another orchestrator and run without it
  • Run on Linux, but also support Mac and Windows (and not just WSL)
  • Etc
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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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.

Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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During WasmDay and KubeCon EU, a handful of cloud native developers demonstrated how they’re using WebAssembly and wasmCloud to simplify distributed application development and dramatically reduce their costs.

In his Lightning Talk, “wasmCloud and BevyECS: Solution to Woe of Indie Game Developers” Alan, Poon Yong Quan demonstrated how he’s using wasmCloud and BevyECS, a data-driven game engine built in Rust, to lower cloud platform costs for multi-player games.

Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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WebAssembly is poised to fundamentally transform the development of both browser and server-side development.

The virtualization of the CPU, OS, and the cloud with hypervisors, containers, and Kubernetes each marked epochs of technology that ushered in emerging trends in software architecture, design, development, operation, and life cycle management.

Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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Imagine rapid development of platform-agnostic multi-cloud, multi-edge and far-edge platforms that run at near native speeds anywhere, at any scale. Fast, secure-by-default, distributed application development that eliminates entire classes of security and portability challenges at significant cost savings.

That’s the power and possibility of Cloud Native technologies and WebAssembly, a Better Together story that will take center stage in Valencia on the eve of KubeCon EU 2022.

Taylor Thomas
Taylor Thomas
Taylor Thomas
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One of the things we've run into as we've worked with customers and developed our own examples at Cosmonic is the need to serve UIs that are consuming services you are running inside of wasmCloud. Our own examples required you to either run the UI using npm or to run a docker image. This felt less than ideal and didn't fit with our vision of WebAssembly being the future of distributed computing.

We just released a new version of the petclinic example that demonstrates how you can bundle up a UI for your application into a single actor. Now when you start the full petclinic example, the API and UI are served from the same place

Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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Forrester Research recently produced “WebAssembly Wisdom: Best Practices for Wasm Wizards” (March 15, 2022, by Andrew Cornwall with Chris Gardner, Emma Goldberg, Zachary Stone, Kara Hartig) that offered advice about what to do and what not to do when contemplating Wasm development.

As Andrew remarked in his blog, “I am confident that bytecode is back and WebAssembly is here to stay… While WebAssembly emerged from a desire to improve the performance of computationally intensive browser apps, it can do much more than that.”

Brooks Townsend
Brooks Townsend
Brooks Townsend
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Hybrid meetup hosted by Stuart Harris, co-founder, Red Badger on Wed., March 2, part of a series called “Wheel of Tech”

Guest presenters from Cosmonic included Brooks Townsend, lead software engineer, and Taylor Thomas, engineering director. Also presenting was Kostya Babanakov, enterprise solutions engineer, SingleStore UK and EMEA.

This event focused on why the use of WebAssembly server-side represents a major revolution in platform design as we move beyond the cloud as a destination. Coupled with products like wasmCloud and NATS, WebAssembly is creating a whole new paradigm for cloud native and eliminating entire classes of problems in the process.

Liam Randall
Liam Randall
Liam Randall
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Catch up on the amazing CloudSkill.fm podcast online at CloudSkills.fm Episode 138 or on Apple Podcasts - CloudSkills.fm.

Those new to WebAssembly (WASM) often start with the basics: “What is WebAssembly?,” “How does it work?,” and “Why is it worth paying attention to?”

Simply put, WebAssembly is a virtual machine that executes in a browser as an alternative to JavaScript. For the enterprise, the real magic comes from WASM’s evolution into a high-performance, cross-platform polyglot sandbox that can be used to build distributed and back-end systems.

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