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If you’re interested in WebAssembly, and don’t get enough depth here on DEV, read this…

WASM Builders is the new Forem in town. If you click that link, you’ll find the new WebAssembly Forem run by a consortium of deeply engaged companies looking to expand the impact of WebAssembly.

It will always be our goal to help people keep up with software trends and level up here on DEV, but it’s not always conducive to going deep on the topics you care about. That’s why we are encouraging other developer-focused Forems to get up and running with this form factor.

If you're in to this space, you're probably keeping up with it in a variety of places, but we expect this to ultimately be a really important async-first, community-driven knowledge base for the world of WebAssembly.

We believe a healthy web is a distributed one. The software world is community-driven, and curation and community leadership needs to be pushed closer to the edge.

If you are interested in going deeper with WebAssembly and keeping up with the bleeding edge in the space, we highly encourage you to join WASM Builders.

DEV has a lot to offer on WASM, but we feel that we’ll be the most helpful by letting technology stakeholders own their outcomes via dedicated Forems.

For a great intro to WebAssembly…

Congrats to WASM Builders and happy coding!

A lot of work has gone into generalizing the Forem ecosystem and we’re starting to get rolling with our support of partner Forems. There’s still a limited number of Forems that we’re able to hostt, but progress is beginning to speed up! We would love to host more specific developer ecosystem Forems that allow people to go deeper on a subject than we’re able to offer with DEV. For example, is a (self-hosted) Forem that offers this for the Zig programming language.

If you are part of an open source project or developer platform that wants to empower the broader community to co-blog and share in discussions alongside the official maintainers or DevRel, get in touch with us on — we’d love to partner on this work to make the internet a smaller and more helpful place for software communities, in particular. .

One last thing. You’ll notice “Sign up with Forem” as an option alongside GitHub and email. This is a service we now offer to most seamlessly navigate the ecosystem and manage your identity. We want you to be able to bring your full self without having to bring your full data, so making this distributed ecosystem as straightforward as possible in the long run is really important. Create a Forem Account and connect it with your DEV account via settings. 🙂

Happy coding!

Top comments (11)

sherrydays profile image
Sherry Day


dinerdas profile image
Diner Das

This is going to be really great

pandademic profile image

lovely article but , minor correction...
it says There’s still a limited number of Forems that we’re able to hostt,
there's a typo

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Lukas Gaucas

As long as you understand (able to communicate) typos does not matter .

ahmad_butt_faa7e5cc876ea7 profile image

Awesome series of posts!!! I just wrote one myself ;) comparing it to docker :
WebAssembly - Docker killer? 7 reasons m

ahoy self-promotion XD

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Max Larsen


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Joined. Thanks for this 😊

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Lukasz Czapiewski

Did you know that WebAssembly is used when deploying anything to ICP? Did you know ICP runs on WebAssembly?

lepinekong profile image

Would be great in general to add forum feature ;)

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