Will JavaScript Become Everyone's Second Language

29th Oct 2021

Will JavaScript Become Everyone's Second Language

Over the last year we have seen the rise of Languages like Rust running in the browser through the use of Web Assembly (or WASM). It's also creeping into the Frontend Developer's Toolkit's through tools like the Speedy Web Compiler (SWC) which has been said to provide NextJs version 12 with "~3x faster Fast Refresh and ~5x faster builds".

With the significant advantages of using languages which compile to WASM, providing the benefits of speed and more efficient compute it feels necessary to ask myself the question:

Will JavaScript Become My Second Language

A language which connects the dots and passes messages between faster and more efficient WebAssembly packages.