Welcome to issue #20 of the digest.
Look ma, no origin trial!
Yesterday, WebGPU landed in Chrome stable.
I wrote back in March about why this excites me on two fronts: in-browser gaming and pushing ML inference to the edge.
I don't have much new to say on WebGPU except “yay!”, but here’s a great post from yesterday that provides some historic context for WebGPU and provides a good overview of the current state of things.
- Matt Rickard posits that WebGPU is another step towards browsers being the new operating system.
- Towards the end of last year, the Whist browser, which I wrote about in issue #4, wound down operations. Co-founder Philippe Noel reflected on what he learned in a thoughtful piece that’s dense with observations about building a company in the browser space.
Until next time,