from the very same serious online magazine infoworld
this thing is beautiful … really bullshit rise to the stars
right in the first paragraph you have this little nugget
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I killed all the links, but the part “what’s hot in programming and what’s going cold” is what made me wrote this other news about the talented tech insight of infoworld.
So WebAssembly is the new shiny thing right ?
humm that remember me something …
I can not put my finger on it but I swear there were this technology long time ago which is now dead that used a binary format over the web to distribute applications, I think it was named swizz, swiff maybe?
Wait a minute … it’s not dead!!! it’s Flash!!!
you know those SWF files, so viral that in matter of days you could get some content reaching millions of users …
OMGWTFBBQ does WebAssembly try to replicate the popularity of the SWF format ?
well yes probably, but will they admit where their inspiration is coming from ? probably not
Oh and that other thing from Google called “Service Workers” it’s basically Flash main loop so you can listen and dispatch events to a UI.
It’s really exciting to see all those people excited by something that was already existing right in their web browser decades ago.
And yeah I mock, off course I mock because they are full of shit and they will never admit it.
Packing things neatly into a binary format which run uour app in a main loop with events, yeah that’s Flash my friends.
But here one thing to remember, with all this hype about HTML5 and JS and how they are so good and so fast, and that because of them we don’t need Flash anymore.
This WebAssembly which promise to bring native speed to web applications, well… it’s about the same as admitting that web apps are not so fast and to make them fast they need something else, just using HTML5 and JS is not good enough apparently.