Google is now an official funder of TinyGo, a project that brings the Go programming language to microcontrollers and modern web browsers.
The funding of TinyGo by Google might soon help in making it easy to run IOTA nodes in a browser plugin form with the use of WebAssembly (WASM) or by creating a new compiler based on LLVM, one of IOTA Foundation’s official team member has said.
IOTA team member, by the name Hans Moog, who joined the foundation in 2018, made this disclosure, claiming the funding by Google might make it possible to run IOTA nodes on several different micro controllers or as an on-demand-node in form of a browser plugin with the help of WASM.
IOTA has a Go Client Library offering functionality required to make use of Tangle library with basic understanding of Go Language. This library is employed in the GoShimmer prototype for Coordicide.
TinyGo programs can be run on up to 30 microcontroller boards including BBC micro:bit and the Arduino Uno.
Go, also called Golang and similar to C, is a compiled programming language invented at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.
— TinyGo (@TinyGolang) February 2, 2020