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Discussion on: What is AssemblyScript?

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Jairus Tanaka Author

Yeah, write an article when asdom gets released!

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Joe Pea

It's already visible in the following repo, but as soon as it has enough bindings to be useful for a majority of cases, then we'll make an article. Working on Shadow DOM bindings next. :)

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Use DOM APIs in AssemblyScript

asdom

Use DOM APIs in AssemblyScript (TypeScript compiled to WebAssembly).

This allows us to write WebAssembly applications that can manipulate the DOM, and with potential for more speed!

Early Stages!

Work in progress (probably may always be), but right now it's early and many APIs need to be added.

Supported APIs so far

See the outline of supported APIs.

Usage

First you should get familiar with AssemblyScript and learn how to run AssemlyScript code in a browser.

The following asc compiler options are required: --exportRuntime --exportTable.

The --explicitStart option is required only if any of your ES modules use DOM APIs at their top level (read the comments in the below example).

In your JavaScript code that loads your Wasm module, import Asdom and pass its wasmImports to your Wasm module's imports. The following snippet assumes the use of native ES Modules in the browser and a…