It’s no secret that I’m resistant to learning Javascript and frontend development. I learned HTML back before CSS was even a thing, and even Javascript came long after I started doing web development. When I look at modern web development I shudder; the ecosystem is so confusing for someone who has been out of touch as long as I have. Node, webpack, yarn, npm, frameworks, UMD, AMD, arghhh! I’ve been watching Web Assembly with anticipation for quite some time, with the hope that it would allow me to write web applications without the typical Javascript build process.