JSFoo 2018

On JavaScript and Security

WEBASSEMBLY DEMYSTIFIED

Submitted by Jay Phelps (@jayphelps) on Sunday, 25 February 2018

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Abstract

A revolution is about to begin. WebAssembly (aka wasm) is shipping in all modern browsers, but since it’s (intentionally) a very low level compilation target, it can be difficult to understand how it will be critical to future web applications–and definitely not just games and C++!

In this talk, Jay will debunk common misconceptions and give you a crash course on reading and understanding WebAssembly code, even if you have zero experience with assembly and linear memory.

Outline

A revolution is about to begin. WebAssembly (aka wasm) is shipping in all modern browsers, but since it’s (intentionally) a very low level compilation target, it can be difficult to understand how it will be critical to future web applications–and definitely not just games and C++!

In this talk, Jay will debunk common misconceptions and give you a crash course on reading and understanding WebAssembly code, even if you have zero experience with assembly and linear memory.

Speaker bio

Reactive programming nut and compiler enthusiast. Chief Software Architect at This Dot Labs, formerly at Netflix. Lover of all things open source, his contributions span numerous ecosystems. Former RxJS core team member and author of core-decorators, git-blame-someone-else, and co-author of redux-observable.

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    Jay Phelps (@jayphelps) Proposer 9 months ago

    Tracy submitted this on behalf of me, Jay Phelps btw :)

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