Following the footsteps of Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, Apple has finally developed the full implementation of WebAssembly for its WebKit. The new development brings “security and portability” to the layout engine that is powering Safari browser.
The engineers reused some of the existing modules within WebKit to bring WebAssembly implementation. The first which Apple’s squad picked was the ECMAScript module implementation to apply WebAssembly.Instance’s API.
Limited to some extent
Having said that, Apple’s move with WebAssembly shows its interest towards developers. It would help the Cupertino giant receive more contributions from developer communities looking for universal solutions like WebAssembly in the future. Also, the latest development brings Safari browser one step closer to Chrome, Edge and Firefox.