New Programming Language – Dart {5}

by Phuong H
In the article “Google Reveals Dart, New Open-Source Programming Language” written by Jill Duffy from PcMag, the author talks about the new open-sourced programming language developed by Google – Dart. Dart “is a class-based programming language used to create structured Web applications.” Dart is an improvement upon the JavaScript. The main goals of Dart is read more...

Javascripts Potential Successor {Comments Off on Javascripts Potential Successor}

by Robert L
We have to look at the motive , however. [Google] ultimately wants Dart to replace JavaScript as the open web browser programming language. In a leaked memo , Google outlines the (apparently) unfixable problems with JavaScript, how Dart fixes them, and its plans for taking of the web. This is why the syntax and structure are familiar – to get as many developers on board as possible – and if the cross compiler is good enough, Google won’t even need Microsoft or Mozilla’s cooperation.
I found this Article an interesting step in the continual development in Web Design. Google’s introduction of a new programming language, Dart is their dead set attempt toward overcoming and succeeding over Javacript as the dominant application based code. Dart offers an approachable syntax with the ability for total Server-Client Encapsulation and its tools allow for comparably easier scalability than Javascript, Along with a Javascript converter. The journal also provides an understanding of the mindset of Google’s Development Team, their aggressive stance on the adoption of their Proprietary code shows how tenacious they are to supersede Javascript as a dominant language read more...

Introducing DART from Google {2}

by Stephen O
Google has recently introduced an experimental web browser based on the DART programming language. Dart is Google way to improve upon JavaScript. The Chromium browser (the open source version of Google Chrome) which also contains the Dart Virtual Machine is being released under the name Dartium (Link to Dartium will be posted later in the article.). Google developed DART to combat some of the issues that some complex and large-scale applications were having with JavaScript. Dart is something unique unto itself in that it is not an Industry standard like JavaScript “While there is much programmers might like about Dart, it is, like Microsoft’s VBScript before it, a nonstandard language from a single vendor created without any regard for the existing web standards process.” (Gilbertson, 2012) Google may include DART Virtual machine into the Chrome browser in the near future, but this may change in the future, Dartium may be the only browser it releases bundled together with. I know you are asking, but my browser does not use Google’s’ DART, what will happen? Google also plans to have a compiler that changes their DART language into JavaScript for those with non-Google web browsers. Oddly enough this solution has been used before, “In this scenario Dart ends up somewhat like CoffeeScript, a JavaScript abstraction that makes more sense to some programmers.” (Gilbertson, 2012) Time will tell how this experiment pans out. read more...

Google’s Dart {1}

by Chris S
Recently Google announced one of their new projects, Dart. This new language aims to eventually replace Javascript, which Google believes is flawed, and is in dire need of improvement. Their main target with their new language are the iOS devices, like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad. Dart is unique in the fact that it has the ability to run as another language, rather than just natively. A developer has the option of compiling their dart app as a javascript file, meaning that future dart programs can run on today’s javascript. read more...