Topic: webassembly

WasmCon: State of WebAssembly 2023, initial Wasm landscape from CNCF, and more

WebAssembly has grown far beyond its original intent of being used to develop web applications, and can now be found in many corners of the technology landscape. Starting today and continuing tomorrow, many technologists are gathering in Bellevue, Washington for WasmCon to learn more about the technology and hear talks from industry experts. The results … continue reading

Fermyon releases Spin 1.0 to simplify how developers build WebAssembly serverless functions

Fermyon Technologies, the serverless WebAssembly company that was spun out of Microsoft Azure’s Deis Lab team, today announced a major new release of its serverless functions framework based on WebAssembly, Spin 1.0. According to the company, Spin 1.0 was released in an effort to meet the needs of modern, full-stack developers, and offers support for … continue reading

WebAssembly finds second home in the cloud

Play-Doh may be a favorite toy from your past, but its creators never set out with the goal of making a toy. It was originally marketed as a tool for cleaning your wallpaper before it found its way into the toy aisle.  Many other inventions started off aiming to solve one problem only to find … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Uno Platform

The Uno Platform is an open-source UI platform released under the Apache 2.0 license for single-codebase applications for Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux. Developers can maintain pixel-perfect control over where pixels go while having a choice of developing a platform-specific or custom look and feel of your application. For example, a button will … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubewarden

Kubewarden is a new open-source policy engine aiming to simplify the adoption of policy-as-code. It provides a set of Kubernetes Custom Resources that makes the enforcement of policies in a cluster easier. According to Flavio Castelli, distinguished engineer at SUSE and contributor to the project, policies can be written in any programming language because Kubewarden … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenSilver

A open-source reimplementation of Silverlight has been released. OpenSilver is a modern, plugin-free, open-source version of Microsoft’s Silverlight solution that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly.  The team explained that while Microsoft Silverlight has enabled developers to build rich Internet apps using C#, XAML, and .NET, browsers have stopped supporting plugins. As a result, many … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 version 8.0, Dotscience MLOps partnerships, and Eclipse IDE 2019-12

The open-source JavaScript and WebAssembly engine has reached version 8.0. According to the team, V8 version 8 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.  Some of the key improvements include: pointer compression, optimizations for higher-order builtins, optional chaining, nullish coalescing, and updates to the V8 API.  The full list of improvements is available here.  Dotscience … continue reading

SD Times news digest:’s WebAssembly Hub, Accenture’s cloud-native solution, and EDB Postgres platform 12

Software company launched the WebAssembly Hub to allow users to easily add new functionalities to their service mesh. “At, we believe that extending the functionality of your service mesh should be simple and secure,” said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of “This is why we’re excited about integrating Wasm with Envoy Proxy. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GraalWasm

GraalWasm is a WebAssembly engine implemented in GraalVM. It can run WebAssembly programs in the binary format, generated with compiler backends such as Emscripten. “Supporting WebAssembly expands the set of languages GraalVM can execute with a whole other set of languages to the ones supported by GraalVM and further step towards making it a universal … continue reading

Top technology companies form the Bytecode Alliance to focus on WebAssembly

In an effort to make WebAssembly a cross-platform, cross-device computing runtime, Mozilla, Fastly, Intel and Red Hat have announced the Bytecode Alliance.  The new alliance is an open-source community that will focus on creating a runtime environment and associated language toolchains that provide security, efficiency and modularity across a wide range of devices and architectures. … continue reading

Saving Flash from extinction

Flash is quickly approaching the end of its life. Adobe plans to halt updates and distribution by the end of 2020, and encourages any content creators to migrate their existing Flash content to new open formats like HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.  “Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education … continue reading Protection Status