Google Unveils Dart
Google unveiled its new programming language, Dart. It is a platform for building web applications with emphasis on "implicity, efficiency, and scalability in mind, combining powerful new language features with familiar language constructs into easy to define code."
Speculation arose on the new language when Google started registering domain names such as ‘DartLang‘, ‘DartLanguage‘ ‘Dart-Lang‘ and ‘GoogleDart‘ in .com, .net and .org, last September.
Google says that Dart will assist developers by helping “create a structured yet flexible language for web programming, make Dart feel familiar and natural to programmers and thus easy to learn, and ensure that Dart delivers high performance on all modern web browsers and environments ranging from small handheld devices to server-side execution”.
Google’s dartlang.org website shows code examples and technical details on how the language operates. Google hopes that the simplicity and use of the language will expand its usability in the coming months.
According to the website, Dart code can be run in several ways:
- Execute Dart code directly in a VM on the server side.
- Use Dartboard to write, modify, and execute small Dart programs within any browser window.