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Web Assembly

Past Presentations

AutoCAD & WebAssembly: Moving a 30 Year Code Base to the Web

AutoCAD is a computer-aided design desktop software application that was first released in 1982. With the advent of the internet age, there comes a need to extend AutoCAD's capabilities to the browser. However, the massive, complex, and constantly changing code base makes it impractical to...

Kevin Cheung Software Architect @autodesk
WebAssembly 101

If you’re curious about WebAssembly and what it means for the future of web development, this session is for you. In this session I will provide an introduction to, and overview of WebAssembly. I’ll cover what it is, what it isn’t, and the various ways it can interoperate with...

Kevin Hoffman Lead Software Engineer @CapitalOne
Rust, WebAssembly, and Javascript Make Three: An FFI Story

WebAssembly is an exciting new compilation target for the web platform and beyond. While many herald its arrival as the death of JavaScript- the story on the ground is quite different. In this talk, we‘ll tour the Rust and WebAssembly toolchain and the fascinating and challenging technical...

Ashley Williams Core Rust & Rust Wasm WG Team Member

Interviews

Kevin Cheung Software Architect @autodesk

AutoCAD & WebAssembly: Moving a 30 Year Code Base to the Web

Your talk is about porting AutoCAD on the desktop to a browser with WebAssembly. How do you plan to go about the talk?

I plan to start my talk with how we arrived at our current technology stack (which is Emscripten and  WebAssembly Binaryen) by talking about our journey from trying flash, JavaScript, asm.js, and, finally, getting to WebAssembly. After that, I would like to highlight some of the peculiarities of the large and constantly changing...

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