Steve Klabnik: Rust, WebAssembly, and the future of Serverless
This talk expounds on some of the implications behind this (2019-Mar-27) tweet:
If WASM+WASI existed in 2008, we wouldn’t have needed to created Docker. That’s how important it is. Webassembly on the server is the future of computing. A standardized system interface was the missing link. Let’s hope WASI is up to the task!
Another “between the lines” item - the choice of source language incurs the cost (i.e. “baggage”) of the required runtime which tends to be low with Rust (being non-GC and all) but can be much higher with other languages.
Lin Clark: Bringing WebAssembly outside the web with WASI