At the Devoxx conference in Belgium today, Google launched version 1.0 of its Dart SDK, the company’s cross-browser and open-source toolkit for structured Web applications. You can download the first stable release of Dart now from dartlang.org.
Google considers version 1.0 as the mark of Dart’s transition to a production-ready option for Web developers. Dart was first unveiled more than two years ago in October 2011.
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Ever since, the company has been working with early adopters to mature the project and grow its community. In fact, the Dart SDK also features the Pub package manager, with more than 500 packages written not by Google, but by third-party developers.
In addition to the actual programming language, Dart SDK 1.0 features tools and core libraries to help make development workflow “simpler, faster, and more scalable,” according to Google. Also included is the Dart Editor, a development environment designed for developers managing a growing code base, thanks to features like code completion, refactoring, jump to definition, a debugger, hints, warnings, and so on. As for deployment, the dart2js translator allows Dart code to run in modern browsers.
Until now, Google seemed content with offering better performance, scaling for large projects, more security features, and slowly building out its alternative to help developers manage an evolving app. Now the company is ready for production – Dart SDK is no longer in beta or in milestone phase.
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