Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Google’s Chromium team never ceases to amaze. Its latest project is a Chrome app-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) codenamed Spark.
The new app was first noted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. Here are his observations for the new IDE project:
- It is built with Dart, the “new language for scalable web app engineering”.
- It contains a GUI widgets library powered by Polymer
- It’s public on GitHub and therefore interesting for anyone who wants to know how Dart and Polymer can be used to build the next generation of Chrome Apps.
Here is the progress so far:
It’s not clear if Google will actually support this Chrome App and update it on a regular basis when it’s done, or it will be simply used as an example to show what is possible with the aforementioned technologies. We’re leaning towards the former, but given how often Google cans projects, you never know.
You can check out the IDE and widgets user interface separately over here and here. Clearly there is still a lot of work to be done, but then again, this is a massive undertaking.
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