Traditional web applications follows the client-server model. In the past era of application servers, the entire UI is dynamically generated from the server. The browser is simply a thin client that displays the rendered web pages at real time. However, as the browser becomes more capable and sophisticated, the client can now take on more workload to improve application UX, performance, and security.
- React JS SSR function
- Vue JS SSR function (coming soon)
- Yew Rust compiled to WebAssembly SSR function (coming soon)
- Percy Rust compiled to WebAssembly SSR function
We also exploring ways to render more complex UI and interactions on WasmEdge-based edge servers, and then stream the rendered results to the client application. Potential examples include
- Render Unity3D animations on the edge server (based on WebAssembly rendering of Unity3D)
- Render interactive video (generated from AI) on the edge server
Of course, the edge cloud could grow well beyond SSR for UI components. It could also host high-performance microservices for business logic and serverless functions. Read on to the next chapter.