a) Enabling linguistic diversity:
To build front-end tools and applications, WebAssembly expands the accessible languages, allowing web developers to develop web applications in any language that they pick. C/C++, C#/.Net, Java, Elixir, and Python are some of the major languages that WebAssembly supports, apart from other 20+ languages in the list. This assortment of languages leads to the expansion of web frameworks for app developers, allowing them to directly create applications in their chosen languages.
b) Enabling parallelism:
c) Enabling rapid web application development:
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According to an article published by Unity Technologies where they compared Safari 11.1.2, Chrome 70, Edge 17, and Firefox 61, WebAssembly powers through in the following ways:
- Both Chrome and Edge experience super-fast loading speed using WebAssembly.
- With WebAssembly, almost all browsers (excluding Safari) load more rapidly as compared to asm.js.
- All browsers perform in the same manner on Windows, when using WebAssembly.
- But when it comes to macOS, Firefox performs better than other browsers using WebAssembly.
- Safari does not support asm.js optimizations, and hence, gains benefits the most from WebAssembly.
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