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SK8 is a programming language developed by Shopify for writing concise and idiomatic WebAssembly code. SK8 allows developers to build efficient, high-performance web applications without needing to write low-level code directly in WebAssembly Text Format (WAT). The language focuses on bringing the strengths of modern programming languages — such as strong typing, control flow constructs, and higher-level abstractions — into the domain of WebAssembly. By using a subset of TypeScript's syntax, SK8 lets developers write safer and more maintainable code while optimizing performance. With its TypeScript-like syntax and type system, SK8 aims to simplify WebAssembly development for e-commerce applications within the Shopify ecosystem at scale.

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