IoT Thrust Seminar | MoonBit For Cloud And Edge Using Wasm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom ID: 885 3183 3025 Passcode: iott Offline venue: W4 – 102

WebAssembly (Wasm), a versatile Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), is gaining prominence in Cloud and Edge computing due to its efficiency, security, compactness, and open standards. However, its true potential remains untapped. MoonBit, led by Hongbo Zhang and a seasoned team, seeks to be the Wasm-first language that resolves these challenges. It offers rapid development, compact Wasm output, and a user-friendly experience. MoonBit blends the simplicity of Golang with Rust's expressiveness, incorporating powerful features such as pattern matching, type inference, and more. With its fault-tolerant type system designed for speed and incremental checking, MoonBit is poised to unlock Wasm's promises for Cloud and Edge computing.


In this talk, MoonBit's presentation will commence with an introduction to its background and application scenarios, emphasizing its specific applications and advantages in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. Subsequently, a detailed showcase of MoonBit's specific features and strengths will be provided. The presentation will conclude with a live demonstration to illustrate MoonBit's capabilities at the end of the talk.

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Speakers / Performers:
Hongbo Zhang
International Digital Economy Academy (IDEA), Shenzhen

Hongbo Zhang currently serves as the Chair Scientist and Department Head of Digital Infrastructure Innovation at IDEA in Shenzhen(2022-). He is most known as the author of the ReScript programming language, formerly known as ReasonML and BuckleScript. Zhang received his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University. Hongbo Zhang holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also undertook doctoral studies as an active member of the esteemed Programming Language Club (PLClub). His transition from academia to the corporate world was marked by a special invitation from Bloomberg LP(2014-2017). There, he played the chief role in the development of BuckleScript. In 2017, he accepted an invitation from Facebook to continue his groundbreaking work on BuckleScript, which subsequently evolved into the ReScript programming language

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