Shutterfly Tech Meetup #3: Alon Zakai talks about asm.js

  • July 11, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Recent advances in HTML5 and the web platform allow running code at near-native speeds, enabling a new class of applications that do not require Flash or other plugins; such applications can also perform computations on the client that typically used to be performed on remote servers. One of the developments in this area is that JavaScript engines can now execute C-compiled-to-JavaScript at speeds near what the same C code would execute natively, by using asm.js. asm.js is a subset of JavaScript, and therefore 100% backwards-compatible, while at the same time structured so that it is easy to optimize very effectively. Demos and performance numbers will be shown.

 

About Alon:

Alon is a researcher at Mozilla, working on techniques for compiling code to the web platform. In 2010 Alon founded the Emscripten open source project which utilizes LLVM to compile C and C++ to JavaScript, with the goal of allowing existing codebases to be automatically ported to standard web technologies.

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  • Markus B.

    Very interesting presentation and food for thought about javascript.

    July 11, 2013

  • Rajesh S.

    is there a live stream ?

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • howard d.

    would like to view a live stream.

    1 · July 6, 2013

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