Google releases Dart programming language, takes aim at JavaScript

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Oct 10, 2011
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  1. Google has launched an early preview of their new programming language for web application developers. Known as Dart, the language intends to overcome some of the inadequacies found in JavaScript…

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Good idea, but if old browsers cannot support it, it will be an impossible sell to web developers. Way too many people are still on the crappy IE6 - IE8. This is why HTML5 progress is so slow.

    I read about the technology, but until it starts working in old browsers, I'm not touching it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

  4. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Look, I am in no way a fan of Google AT ALL! But there is nothing worse than having to use JS! This is made worse - ten fold - if you are used to using a great server language like php and then you get to JS and it is like taking six steps backwards.

    That may be true what you have just stated but any step in the right direction should be praised and encouraged…
  5. Google is working hard to introduce new things these days. But the market is always resistant to non-Microsoft things. That silly Microsoft has damaged the PC.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    AMEN. JS is not a server side component and you lose all the
    PHP / Perl modules already available.

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