'The WebAssembly portable binary format will now have wider support
from Wasmer, the server-side runtime which "allows universal binaries
compiled from C++, Rust, Go, Python, and other languages to run on
different operating systems and in web browsers without modification,"
Wasmer can run lightweight containers based on WebAssembly on a
variety of platforms — Linux, MacOS, Windows, Android, iOS — from the
desktop to the cloud to IoT and mobile devices, while also allowing
these containers to be embedded in any programming language. The
Wasmer runtime also is able to run the Nginx web server and other
Wasmer was introduced in December 2018, with the stated goal of doing
server-side. By leveraging Wasmer for containerization, developers can
create universal binaries that work anywhere without modification,
including on Linux, MacOS, and Windows as well as web browsers.
WebAssembly automatically sandboxes applications by default for secure
execution, shielding the host environment from malicious code, bugs,
and vulnerabilities in the software being run.
Wasmer 1.0 reached "general availability status" with its release on
January 5, and its developers are now claiming "out of this world"
runtime and compiler performance.
"We believe that WebAssembly will be a crucial component for the
future of software execution and containerization (not only inside the
browser but also outside)."'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/01/10/0242244
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