A project called AssemblyScript is providing a bridge between WebAssembly, the portable binary code format designed to make web applications run faster, and TypeScript, Microsoft’s typed JavaScript superset. 

A subset of TypeScript itself, AssemblyScript gives developers with a background in TypeScript and standard JavaScript APIs a way to compile to WebAssembly. The project is currently characterized as being in a beta state of development by its main developer, Daniel Wirtz. “My aim [with AssemblyScript] is to create something simple, i.e. something you can ‘npm install’ to compile to WebAssembly instead of installing and setting up more complex tool chains,” he said.

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