WebContainers: Run Node.js natively in the browser

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  • webcontainer-core

    Dev environments. In your web app.

    We'll be open sourcing core parts of WebContainer as we move towards GA. We have some additional technical info in our core WG repo: https://github.com/stackblitz/webcontainer-core

    We also did an hour long podcast a few months back that goes into pretty deep detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9qH-ea5Qk

  • biwascheme

    Scheme interpreter written in JavaScript

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • standards-positions

    > ..found that the file system access API worked in Firefox too

    For now, File System Access API seems to be available only in desktop Chromium browsers: Edge, Chrome, Opera.

    So I believe Firefox has not implemented it yet.



    Mozilla's current position on the specs:

    > The ability to read and write from the filesystem is potentially very dangerous. We will need to carefully consider any solution in light of the security and privacy implications. We recognize that the spec authors take this issue seriously, but we are concerned that any solution will increase the risk of security incidents more than we are willing to tolerate.

    > Right now, there isn't enough detail in the specification to make an assessment of these risks, so we will defer our decision until we have more information.


  • Uno Platform

    Build Mobile, Desktop and WebAssembly apps with C# and XAML. Today. Open source and professionally supported.

  • Flutter

    Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful apps for mobile and beyond

  • schism

    Discontinued A self-hosting Scheme to WebAssembly compiler

  • reference-types

    Discontinued Proposal for adding basic reference types (anyref)

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • threads

    Threads and Atomics in WebAssembly

  • exception-handling

    Proposal to add exception handling to WebAssembly

  • function-references

    Proposal for Typed Function References

  • gc

    Branch of the spec repo scoped to discussion of GC integration in WebAssembly

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