Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Dec 2013 07:53 UTC, submitted by Hiev
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Google believes Dart speeds up both developers and the programs they write, but skeptics worry that it fragments Web programming and undermines the industry's focus on better JavaScript. So far, it's been a largely academic debate, but that will change in coming months.

That's because Google right now is building Dart technology directly into Chrome.

Does anyone here use Dart?

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Not particularly exciting
by lvl21ogre on Fri 20th Dec 2013 18:31 UTC
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All we're going to get with Dart is one more so-so web language, except this one will run fastest in Google's browser (just as everyone else is finally catching up to V8). I'd rather they focus on asm.js, because that is basically a combination of the best of NaCl and Dart, and with Google's help it could certainly lose its worst aspects far more quickly. It also asks for far less of a commitment from browser vendors to simply optimize their existing engines rather than implement two large-ish Google-blessed specifications in order to get basically the same performance gains.

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