Introduction to WebAssembly


Course Number: SCRPT-186

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

WebAssembly Training Overview

This Introduction to WebAssembly training gives attendees a comprehensive overview of the present and future of WebAssembly and prepares them to embrace the promise of standards-based, safe, fast, and portable code. Students learn how WebAssembly solves many of the problems facing client-side web development, while still allowing freedom of technology choice.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and consequences of WebAssembly's design
  • Understand how it differs from other attempts to create safe, fast and portable code
  • Leverage the elements of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) WebAssembly platform
  • Navigate the structure and elements of WebAssembly modules
  • Use various tools in the WebAssembly ecosystem
  • Understand the Wast text syntax
  • Convert between WASM and WAST
  • Leverage the JavaScript API
  • Expose and call functions from WebAssembly
  • Share memory between modules
  • Provide dynamic linking between modules
  • Convert legacy code to WebAssembly
  • Work with C/C++
  • Work with Rust
  • Work with AssemblyScript
  • Work inside and outside the browser
  • Understand how WASI provides portability and security for applications
  • Understand how the WebAssembly ecosystem is evolving

Prerequisites

Familiarity with modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction
History of safe, fast, portable initiatives
NaCL/PNaCL
Asm.js
Path to WebAssembly Standards
Minimum Viable Product
  • An overview of the version supported by all major browsers and Node
WAST and WASM
  • WebAssembly formats
  • Converting between the formats
WebAssembly Modules
  • Structural elements
WebAssembly Memory
  • Reading and Writing to Shared Memory
  • Initializing and Growing Memory
WebAssembly Tables
  • Invoking methods dynamically
Working with C/C++
Porting Legacy Code
Working with Rust
WebAssembly in the Server
  • Working with Node and Deno
Working with AssemblyScript
WebAssembly System Interface (WASI)
  • Introduction
  • Portability
  • Security
  • WAPM
WebAssembly Green Field Projects
The Future
  • Emerging topics
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All WebAssembly training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Software for each delivery is determined based on the client’s preferred environment and choice of either Rust or C/C++ as the development language for class.



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