Google unveils Dart, its new programming language for building web applications

Google unveils Dart, its new programming language for building web applications

After months of teasing, Google has finally unveiled Dart, its new programming language for building web applications, a new platform developed with simplicity, efficiency, and scalability in mind, combining powerful new language features with familiar language constructs into easy to define code.

In September, we reported that the search giant might be working on a new programming language after a raft of new domain name registrations had been made. The registrations covered ‘DartLang‘, ‘DartLanguage‘ ‘Dart-Lang‘ and ‘GoogleDart‘ in .com, .net and .org flavours.

Google says that its new language 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 has made its language and development tools available on open source repository, detailing how the platform will suit small one-man development teams to large-scale projects with code being executable via a native virtual machine or on top of a JavaScript engine that translates Dart code to JavaScript.

Google notes:

This means you can write a web application in Dart and have it compiled and run on any modern browser. The Dart VM is not currently integrated in Chrome but we plan to explore this option.

Google’s website hosts code examples and technical overviews to detail how the programming language operates, providing a small insight into a platform that the company hopes will expand in the coming months.

If you’re interested in coding and app development, there’s lots more to read at TNW Design & Dev.

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