This was posted originally on opensource.com.
In this article about the state of the Rust and Wasm ecosystem, I’ll try to explain why Rust is the language that can unlock the true potential of WebAssembly.
What is WebAssembly?
So, why use it?
WebAssembly can be used to write entire web applications or to replace small bits of existing applications that might not be performant enough with something that runs at near native speed. Also, because WebAssembly is a native-like assembly format, many languages can be compiled down to it, meaning sharing code between other platforms and the web is now much more practical.
This is not to say that the future of Go or C# in the browser is bleak—I’m quite excited about what might come from those efforts. But the reality is that these technologies will probably always be best for greenfield projects.
Let’s keep going!