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Suborbital with Connor Hicks


Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Connor Hicks (@cohix) launch into detail on Suborbital, an open-source project that allows developers to create WebAssembly projects embedded in other applications. Connor conceived of Suborbital while frustrated with the cold start problem that can impact Function-as-a-Service platforms. Today, Suborbital collaborates with companies like Microsoft on a community called Wasm Builders, dedicated to sharing and developing innovations in WebAssembly applications.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The three tentpoles of WebAssembly that make it a useful foundation for Suborbital
  • Surprising niche use cases for WebAssembly like IoT and data modeling
  • Open-source tools in the Suborbital ecosystem
  • Putting focus on building a larger Wasm Builders community
  • Connor’s thoughts on how WebAssembly can improve edge computing


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