By Lin Clark
Posted on February 28, 2017 in A cartoon intro to WebAssembly, Featured Article, Performance, and WebAssembly
WebAssembly is fast. You’ve probably heard this. But what is it that makes WebAssembly fast?
In this series, I want to explain to you why WebAssembly is fast.
Wait, so what is WebAssembly?
But it is useful to compare the two, so you can understand the potential impact that WebAssembly will have.
A little performance history
Then the browsers started getting more competitive.
A graph showing JS execution performance increasing sharply in 2008
We may be at another one of those inflection points now, with WebAssembly.
A graph showing another performance spike in 2017 with a question mark next to it
So, let’s dive into the details to understand what makes WebAssembly fast.
A crash course in just-in-time (JIT) compilers
A crash course in assembly
WebAssembly, the present:
Creating and working with WebAssembly modules
What makes WebAssembly fast?
WebAssembly, the future:
Where is WebAssembly now and what’s next?
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