re: Why the heck is everyone talking about WebAssembly? VIEW POST

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re: Nailed it, it requires a (big) shift in mentality. Some are still trying to understand how to use web workers effectively or edge computing. By...
 

I'm not against web assembly or anything, but I think the whole idea of client-server architecture was to push processing to the server side and keep the clients as thin as possible. Web assembly lets us use our personal preferred language on the front-end and that's a great thing. But I'd prefer if it somehow restricts the processing to a minimum. I don't want my browser to crash when I open a web page on a budget mobile or laptop.

The last thing I want is websites demanding something like "WARNING: this site requires _ CPU cores and _ gb RAM to work properly in your browser."

IMO, it's to balance resources not simply use them in one area. You're essentially looking at Parkinson's Law moving the processing burden back and forth as technology improves in different areas.

Nice article btw!

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