Microsoft partners with Mozilla and Google to develop new binary format for web
World’s most popular technology giants Microsoft, Mozilla, Google and other corporations are partnered to develop a new binary format for the web. These companies are together working on the new project called WebAssembly which is the compliant target for the web. Microsoft has officially stated that,
Microsoft has shared the following goals for the WebAssembly project,
- Broad language support: We should be able to compile you code in language of your choice.
- High Performance: To be an applicable way to bring your programs to the web, we need close to native performance.
Mozilla’s asm.js has long aimed to bring near native speeds to the web. Google’s native client project for running the native code in the browser had similar aims, but received little suction. WebBrowser seems like aiming to bring the best of these projects to the browser now. As a part of this, WebAssembly team aims to offer the same functionality as asm.js.
Currently all these companies are now experimenting and discussing the design ideas for the WebAssembly project.