Thursday, June 09, 2022

"JavaScript Containers"

JavaScript Containers

by Ryan Dahl, creator of node.js and deno

There is a new higher level container emerging for server software: the JavaScript sandbox itself.

Shell : Executables :: JavaScript : WebAssembly

The future of scripting languages is browser JavaScript

JavaScript is the universal scripting language. Due to JavaScript’s universality a new container-like abstraction is emerging that simplifies servers.

I am not claiming that Linux containers are going away. That level of abstraction will always be useful. It’s just rather low-level for much of the “business logic” that people write. When you’re building a website things like systemd configuration are boilerplate.

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