What is WebAssembly? Why is it useful and important in website design? What are the benefits? Why do some experts consider it very effective in the future of web design?
The evolutionary history of web design in the world shows that professionals and programmers are looking to make web design easier, faster and more efficient. For this reason, front-end and back-end development frameworks and content management systems such as WordPress were launched. Also, functional languages in web design are constantly updated and powerful libraries are created for them. On the other hand, browsers are becoming more powerful every day and various technologies such as AJAX give designers and developers more possibilities to improve the performance of websites.
WebAssembly or Wasm is one of the latest tools and developments that have been made in recent years in collaboration with the giants of the technology world (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, and W3C) and have made website design easier and more efficient. Wasm is a new language for web design and development. This content is about that new language and answers the questions that were raised about it at the beginning.
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What is WebAssembly?
- Binary code: Computer language or machine language is the language of zero and one, binary language. Everything we want the computer to understand must be given to it in the form of zeros and ones. Languages that are written with zero and one are called low-level languages because it is very difficult and time-consuming for humans and programmers to understand. As a result, programming in low-level languages, such as assembly language, is also very difficult and time-consuming.
Definition of Wasm
“Web assembly is a new type of code that runs in modern browsers. Web assembly codes provide new features to the site designer and make the site performance much better and faster. WebAssembly is not designed to be written by a programmer. Rather, it is designed to be a strong compiler and translate codes written in source languages such as C, C++, Rust, etc.”
The importance of web assembly in website design
In order to know the importance of web assembly codes, it is necessary to count its advantages and features in website design. What facilities and features does web assembly provide to the site designer that were not possible in web design before 2017 and its birth?
After the web assembly, the site designer can use any language he wants for coding. He writes the code and is relieved that once he converts it to Wasm code, it will run in the browser. This feature opens the hands of site and web application designers to develop complex and heavy projects (such as Google Earth or 3D games and virtual reality and augmented reality sites and web apps).
It is true that the developer or programmer does not write the Wasm code, but he can read it and edit or modify it if necessary (debugging). Two file extensions are used to store web assembly codes: wat. Which is the code format for having text and wasm. For binary format codes. The developer is easily able to edit the text format.