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The Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering was held at the University of Birmingham.

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Tuesday, September 17 • 14:00 - 14:25
#2D2 - Revitalising Legacy Languages - Wasm! and the JavaScript is gone. What is WebAssembly and what can it offer research software?

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WebAssembly (or Wasm) is a bleeding edge technology promising to massively expand the world of client-side web development outside the constraints of JavaScript, with potential for wider use as a universal sandboxed virtual machine runtime.

As a high-performance compilation target for the web, Wasm has potential applications in visualisation and performance-critical applications; I’ll explore these and other possible applications for research software. I’ll discuss the current state of Wasm, potential pitfalls and give an overview of the roadmap for the future.

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Drew Silcock

Research Software Engineer, STFC Hartree Centre

Tuesday September 17, 2019 14:00 - 14:25 BST
4. Aston Webb, Room WG12 Aston Webb Building