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What is Emscripten?

This allows applications and libraries originally designed to run as standard executables to be integrated into client side web applications.
Emscripten is a tool in the JavaScript Compilers category of a tech stack.
Emscripten is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Emscripten's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Emscripten?

Companies

Developers

Emscripten Integrations

Why developers like Emscripten?

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Emscripten's Features

  • Compile C and C++ code into JavaScript
  • Compile any other code that can be translated into LLVM bitcode into JavaScript
  • Compile the C/C++ runtimes of other languages into JavaScript

Emscripten Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Emscripten?
WebAssembly
It is an open standard that defines a portable binary code format for executable programs, and a corresponding textual assembly language, as well as interfaces for facilitating interactions between such programs and their host environment.
Modernizr
It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.
Babel
Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.
Scala.js
It is a safer way to build robust front-end web applications. With it, typos and type-errors are immediately caught and shown to you in your editor, without even needing to compile your code. Refactor any field or method with ease, with the confidence that if you mess it up the editor will tell you immediately
Hermes
It is a JavaScript engine optimized for fast start up of React Native apps on Android. It features ahead-of-time static optimization and compact bytecode.
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