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The importance of Google Dart

Oct 19, 2011, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Dart is a structured language for web programming. That means you can actually build a website as you would write a little Javascript. In fact, Dart can be run on a Java Virtual Machine, or compiled into Javascript.

As I've written here many times, there is no Moore's Law of Software. That is, programming improves arithmetically, while hardware improves geometrically. We have far more in the way of hardware resources than we can possibly use right now, because we can't build stuff fast enough to use them.

Dart isn't a cure for this problem, but it's a help. Having a big company like Google supporting it, pushing it, and teaching it is going to help a lot, too. Learn more about all this at dartlang.org.