WebAssembly works just as well as PNaCl, and is already natively supported by Chrome and Firefox, with support added to preview versions of Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari browsers.Since it works just as well as PNaCL, and adoption of the later is low enough, Google decided to drop support for PNaCl in the Chrome browser in Q1 2018, except inside Chrome Apps and Extensions.
To get a feel for the performance and capabilities, you can find a few demos on WebAssembly website:
- A 3D Tank game based on Unity and WebGL
- An in-browser video editor applying various filter to a video or your webcam input in real-time.
If you’ve ever made a native web app relying on PNaCl, Google has provided a set of recommendation to help migration to WASM.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.