New code to make browsers more app-like

Web browsers to get 20 times faster

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are teaming up to create WebAssembly, a bytecode that will make web browsers up to 20 times faster performance.

Bytecode is a machine-readable instruction set which browsers can load quicker than high-level languages. It is also more efficient for both desktop and mobile browsers.

WebAssembly will include both a binary notation, that compilers will produce, as well as a corresponding text notation, which will be used in debuggers or development environments.

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