Understanding How WebAssembly Works

Compare how a JS engine deals with JavaScript and WebAssembly execution.

Let’s first explore how JavaScript and WebAssembly are executed inside the JavaScript engine.

Understanding JavaScript execution inside the JavaScript engine

The JavaScript engine first fetches the complete JavaScript file (the engine has to wait until the entire file is downloaded/loaded).

Note: The bigger the JavaScript file, the longer it takes to load. It doesn’t matter how fast your JavaScript engine is or how efficient your code is. If your JavaScript file is huge (that is, greater than 170 KB), then your application is going to have a slow loading time.

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