Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Connor Hicks (@cohix) launch into detail on Suborbital, an open-source project that allows developers to create WebAssembly projects embedded in other applications. Connor conceived of Suborbital while frustrated with the cold start problem that can impact Function-as-a-Service platforms. Today, Suborbital collaborates with companies like Microsoft on a community called Wasm Builders, dedicated to sharing and developing innovations in WebAssembly applications.
In this episode we discuss:
- The three tentpoles of WebAssembly that make it a useful foundation for Suborbital
- Surprising niche use cases for WebAssembly like IoT and data modeling
- Open-source tools in the Suborbital ecosystem
- Putting focus on building a larger Wasm Builders community
- Connor’s thoughts on how WebAssembly can improve edge computing