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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
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
4. Aston Webb, Room WG12 Aston Webb Building