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Compilers are the New Frameworks

medium bookmark / Raindrop.io | My current “investment thesis” is that what we call web frameworks are transforming from runtime libraries into optimizing compilers. When it comes to eking performance out of hand-authored JavaScript and accompanying runtime libraries, we’ve reached the point of diminishing returns. Increasingly, the bytes that get shipped to browsers will bear less and less resemblance to the source code that web developers write. In the same way that a compiled Android binary bears little resemblance to the original Java source code, the assets we serve to