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LinuxFoundationX: Introduction to WebAssembly

Get a solid foundation on the WebAssembly runtime and its capabilities, and learn how and why WebAssembly has succeeded in bringing new programming languages to the web, when others have failed.

Introduction to WebAssembly
7 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

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Starts Apr 24
Ends Oct 24

About this course

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"Introduction to WebAssembly" is designed for web, cloud, and blockchain developers, architects, and CTOs interested in learning about WebAssembly’s strengths and limitations, and its potential applications in blockchain, serverless, edge/IoT, and more.

LFD133x will give you a good understanding of the WebAssembly runtime, the fourth “official” language of the web (alongside JavaScript, HTML, and CSS). You will learn how WebAssembly runs ‘under the hood’, and how you can leverage its capabilities in and beyond the browser. You will also explore a series of potential applications in different industries, and take a quick peek at upcoming features.

This course is designed to show you what the WebAssembly runtime is, and how it provides a secure, fast and efficient compilation target for a wide range of modern programming languages, allowing them to target the browser.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Convergent Technologies Operating Systems, Blockchain, WebAssembly, Serverless Computing, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), JavaScript (Programming Language), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Internet Of Things (IoT)

What you'll learn

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  • A good understanding of the WebAssembly runtime
  • How WebAssembly runs "under the hood"
  • How to leverage WebAssembly's capabilities in and beyond the browser
  • Explore potential applications in different industries
  • And more!
  • Welcome!
  • Ch 1. The Interactive Web - A Brief History
  • Ch 2. Introducing WebAssembly
  • Ch 3. Practical WebAssembly
  • Ch 4. WebAssembly Beyond the Browser
  • Ch 5. The Future of WebAssembly
  • Final Exam (Verified Track only)

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