Joseph Woodward Profile Picture Joseph Woodward

Web Assembly has been on the tip of everyone's tongue recently with the unveiling of Blazor, Microsoft's foray into bringing C# and ASP.NET into the browser.

In this talk we'll start with a deep dive into the history of Web Assembly, what it is, how it works and how other languages such as Rust and Go are battling for developer mind share by offering compelling support for Web Assembly as a compilation target.

Next we'll load up our IDE and dive into Blazor, Microsoft's attempt to change the shape of front end development in ASP.NET via Web Assembly.

By the end of this talk you'll have a firm understanding of how Web Assembly works, its limitations, promises and future plans, along with what Blazor is, how it works and how you can build your own Web Assembly components. We'll also take a look at question everyone is asking - Will Web Assembly mean the end of JavaScript?