Episode 7: Ruby on Wasm: Is This The Future?

So…we can now run “real” Ruby in the browser, right? Yes! …and no. Caveat emptor, but nevertheless this is a very welcome development.

Jared White by Jared White on January 11, 2023

Ruby can now run on Wasm! WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. Wasm is designed as a portable compilation target for programming languages, enabling deployment on the web for client and server applications. So…we can now run “real” Ruby in the browser, right? Yes! …and no. Caveat emptor, but nevertheless this is a very welcome development and promising technology for the future. Let’s dive in.


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