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Wascap

Standard for WebAssembly Secure Capabilities

Specification
FAQ

Introducing Wascap

WebAssembly is taking the web by storm, however we believe that WebAssembly will truly shine in the cloud. Most modern browsers today have everything you need to host a WebAssembly module (a .wasm file) and communicate with it in JavaScript. In addition, there are already a number of extremely powerful tools (like wasm-bindgen) that generate code to dramatically simplify that front-end web developer experience.

Wascap (in conjunction with waxosuit) is designed around the following core tenets:

  • Productivity - Developer and Operations
  • Enterprise-grade Security
  • Cost Savings
  • Portability
  • Performance

Wascap is a set of standards and conventions that attempts to fill the void for cloud-native Wasm module host environments. Using a Wascap-compliant host runtime (like waxosuit), you can host WebAssembly modules as standalone processes on a laptop, as on-demand functions in a serverless environment, as always-available microservices, or even on Raspberry Pis and embedded devices.

NOTE: Wascap and Waxosuit are in their infancy. We encourage contributions and patience as we gradually fill out our documentation, tutorials, code samples, patterns, and more.

For more information, check out the specification or the FAQ.