What does WebAssembly compile to?
Why WebAssembly is a big deal?
A lot of programming languages have their virtual machines written in C, some other languages even use C itself as a compilation target. … WebAssembly lets you write code in any programming language, and then let other people securely run that code on any platform without installing anything .
Which language is best for WebAssembly?
Kotlin is a contender for one! I would say the LLVM tool-chain probably have the best support for WebAssembly for the front-end languages that LLVM support. This include Ada, C, C++, D, Delphi, Fortran, Haskell, Julia, Objective-C, Rust, and Swift.
When should you use WebAssembly?
The most common-sense reason to use WebAssembly is for accelerating performance-critical logic. That aim is even part of the WebAssembly manifesto. This goal is achieved in two major ways.
When should you not use Wasm?
Essentially, you wouldn’t use Wasm for basic scripting on your website. Triggering an alert when a user presses a button, for example, is easily done by JS, doesn’t need to be performant enough to run a million times per second, and certainly doesn’t need to be written in C.