- The WebAssembly bytecode program is written in Rust. It runs inside the open source Second State WebAssembly VM (SSVM), and is called from the Node.js web application.
We take this GitHub repo as an example.
- The Rust functions are in the src directory. You can put high-performance workload into Rust functions.
- Use the node node/app.js command to run the application in Node.js.
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2 Next, create a new Codespace. Put your forked repository into the Git Repository field.
3 Then open the
Cargo.toml files and see how the Node.js express app calls the Rust function to say hello.
4 Click on the Run button on the left panel, and then the Launch Program at the top to build and run the application.
The Terminal window at the bottom shows the build progress. It builds the Rust program and then launches the Node.js app.
The Debug window shows the Node.js server running and waiting for web requests.
5 Now, you have two choices. You could use the proxy link for
127.0.0.1:3000 to access the running server in a browser.
Or, you could open another terminal window in the IDE via the
Terminal -> New Terminal menu.
From the terminal window, you can test the local server.
$ curl http://127.0.0.1:3000/?name=SSVM hello SSVM
Now, you can copy and paste code from this project.
src/lib.rs--> Replace with code here
Cargo.toml--> Replace with code here
node/app.js--> Replace with code here
Click on Run to see the build output in the Terminal window, and application console output in Debug window.
Try to log into GitHub from the IDE, and use the IDE's GitHub integration features to commit the changes, push the changes back into your forked repository, and perhaps even send us a Pull Request from the IDE!
- The Second State VM (SSVM) is a high-performance WebAssembly virtual machine designed for server-side applications.
- The SSVM NPM addon provides access to the SSVM, and programs in it, through a Node.js host application.
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