Google launches Dart language to replace Javascript

By on October 13, 2011
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Google introduces new language that may eventually replace the most widely used Javascript.

Google has announced that a new scripting language called “Dart”. This scripting language is targeted for web and meant to replace Javascript. Javascript had gained even more importance after the advent of Web 2.0. Web apps and Ajax enabled sites of today heavily depend on Javascript to stream data to users to reduce the overall loading and on-screen rendering times. But the language is as old as web itself and thus not short of shortcomings. Dart is meant to replace those shortcomings as well as provide new much needed features to developers.

One of examples Google has given is of snapshotting technology in Dart lanugage which serializes block of data. So, a script which using conventional techniques loaded in 640 milisecond, loaded in just 60 milisecond using Dart’s snapshotting technique. Even though the prospect of language appear good with industry relying heavily on Google to lead the technological innovations; but Google does have a lot of fight ahead before we see Dart becoming a web standard any time soon.

Google will be demoing the language to other browser vendor and industry leaders to get the backing in hope to get it standardized. There is no point in a scripting language that only Google’s own chrome can understand. So, they need to standardize it before web developers can think of putting it to any use. Moreover Javascript is the cornerstone of web, and even if Dart comes along the way, it will remain that way for many many years to come. Google does understand that and they are hoping that Dart does one day infact slowly replace Javascript on web by allowing more power and easier scripting to developers.

For now they are looking for feedback from developers and vendors by providing the structure and example codes to users on the official Dart site @ DartLang.org


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