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Ryan Peden wrote:
Warcraft in the browser would be easily doable with WebGL, and since Unity offers an HTML5 compile target, game developers wouldn't even need to do any special work to make an in-browser version of their game available.
While graphics are available, a browser does (still) not allow multiple threads, and as such, is rather very limited in processing. Meaning a game that requires a lot of communication and immediate feedback will not be running in a browser.

Ryan Peden wrote:
All of the browsers have indexedDB built in, now. People have compiled SQLite to WebAssembly to make it run in the browser. It's not a database server, I know. But I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen in the near future.
A database-server in a browser doesn't even make sense Big Grin | :-D

Ryan Peden wrote:
The browser doesn't literally need to be an OS to effectively serve as someone's operating system.
If it doesn't, it is not an OS; it is literally just your worksurface, and while most people do not need more than what is running in their browser, their worksurface is not going to replace any OS any time soon. It's a bit simplistic to do as if they are interchangeable.

Ryan Peden wrote:
Effectively, the web is their OS and the browser is the client via which they access it.
No, it isn't; they still need an OS to run their browser, they still need an OS to control attached devices.

To give you an analogy; if you only use Calc.exe on Win95, you still can't claim that Calc.exe is your OS.

Ryan Peden wrote:
As a developer, I used to think it would never be possible to do all of my work via a browser. But then I see things like StackBlitz. Sure, that's only useful for certain types of dev work. Right now, anyway. I'm interested to see where all of this goes in the future.
Next to being possible, there's also the question on whether it is desirable Smile | :)

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