This is the Future of Webdev. Crazy, Right?

Elliot Suzdalnitski
20 min readJun 28, 2021

Sorry, it’s not TypeScript or WebAssembly. It’s not even React or GraphQL.

What else it’s not? It’s obviously not JavaScript. It’s not Rust, not Go, not even Elm. It’s not Flutter or React (and I love React). I could go on and on, but rather than talk what it is not, let’s talk about what it is.

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Before discussing the future, let’s first talk about the past. And some of the biggest problems we’ve encountered in the world of web development (and software development in general).

It’s impossible to move forward without first understanding the past mistakes, and the lessons they taught us.

Outdated technology

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Let’s start with the elephant in the room, the biggest problem we have. Most of today’s software is built with outdated technology. Would you still use a 25-year old computer today? Highly unlikely. Yet most of the programming languages (and web technologies) in use today were created a few decades ago.