re: Will WebAssembly replace JavaScript? Or Will WASM Make JavaScript More Valuable in Future? VIEW POST

re: @chad A lot more lately than I care to advertise on my CV because I'm not planning to be a full time front end developer. I wrote a couple of tens...

@jilles - that is a thoughtful and educational reply. And in turn, I can see that you have carefully thought about why JavaScript is not doing the best job you could hope for. 20 years writing javascript, I cannot say my code did anything special beyond doing the expected job. I can see the complexity and need growing for ever more modern approaches to building apps for the web. Many years ago, I saw middle and backend tier developers whom looked down on javascript and frontend web developers come over to writing javascript.

As the stack (in many cases) began to shift further toward "the client" and to stay relevant, and have work, many of these long time software programmers began to move into JavaScript and essentially the front-end, and javascript moved to the middle and backe-end. And now here we are, folks still seem to fall into camps.

Front-end development is just more difficult than backend development in some ways, and targeting multiple browsers as platforms with the same code base is just plain hard to do, or at a minimum requires real dedication to the work at hand.

Making multi-modal applications requires mastery and dedication to make a great web application and I get the inclination that the industry will always be chasing a carrot, even when it had something great that almost matured to be what was best for the expected outcome for our web.

Let us see how this new future for WASM evolves. To give some more context, I started my career 25 years ago building print layouts with tools that laid things out perfectly on the screen, and as the web evolved, so did my web coding. To share more, I have long been challenged with long hours making things pixel perfect with modern approaches, but I always succeed at the task.

I have trusted people, who swore the new ways would solve what seemed taken for granted in the digital print industry to no avail. Hence why I am seeking out mentors and masters in WASM. I like c# and what I have seen from Blazor so far. I make desktop apps and browsers with c# for automation often. I also make desktop hybrid apps with electron.js. I am open to the better future you describe and finally will close this reply with thanks for being so detailed and clear in your reply, and I look forward to more opinions from you and the community in the future. Sincere regards Jilles!

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